Equality and Justice
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Did you live at an Ontario Institution for People with Developmental Disabilities?


Published on July 6, 2016

Did you live at an Ontario Institution for People with Developmental Disabilities?

Many people with disabilities lived at “Schedule 1” institutions*.  The law about these places was called the Developmental Services Act**.  The names of these places were written in a part of that law called “Schedule 1”.  There was a lawsuit about 12 Ontario facilities or institutions, Schedule 1”, *  for people with developmental disabilities where many people with disabilities were neglected and abused.  There were many Schedule 1 institutions, but only 12 of them are in the “Clegg v. Ontario”  settlement.  The lawsuit is now over and there is money for people who were harmed while living at any of these institutions. Check the dates beside the name of the place where you lived

If you lived at one of these 12 institutions, you may be able to ask for money from the settlement.

Review this link regarding an announcement about the claims process: http://archdisabilitylaw.ca/node/1131

 

** The Developmental Services Act has now been replaced by a new law. This new law is called the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act.