Tentative Settlement Reached In Huronia Class Action
Court to Review Proposed Agreement
Ontario and counsel for the plaintiffs in the Huronia Regional Centre Class Action lawsuit have reached a tentative settlement.
The settlement must now be approved by the court after notice has been provided to the class members. The court will determine the process and timing of the notice.
If approved, the settlement would provide compensation for harm suffered by former residents of Huronia, which housed people with developmental disabilities until it closed in 2009.
- The Huronia Regional Centre was closed on March 31, 2009. This was in accordance with a government decision to close remaining institutions for adults with developmental disabilities and move residents to homes in the community, with appropriate supports and services.
- The Ministry of Community and Social Services funds a range of developmental services and programs that support adults with developmental disabilities and their families. These services allow them to live, work and participate in a wide range of activities in their communities.
- Approximately 18,000 people with a developmental disability are receiving residential supports in Ontario communities, with thousands more receiving other supports, services and funding that help them participate in community life.
“We are pleased to have reached a tentative settlement in this important case. We believe it is a fair and reasonable agreement, and it is our hope that it will provide the plaintiffs with closure and help them move on with their lives.”
“We are pleased to have reached a tentative settlement in this important case. We believe it is a fair and reasonable agreement.”
Counsel for the Plaintiffs