Settlement Reached in Class Action Lawsuit Against School for the Blind
Former Students Will be Able to Apply for Compensation
The Superior Court of Justice has approved an $8 million settlement agreement which will provide compensation to individuals who suffered harm while attending the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind between 1951 and 2012.
Established in 1872 as the Ontario Institution for the Education of the Blind, the W. Ross Macdonald School is a day and residential program for students who are visually impaired, low vision and deafblind.
The settlement is the result of a class action lawsuit brought against Ontario by a former student of the school. Eligible individuals will be able to apply as early as this summer. The claims administrator, Crawford Class Action Services, will provide current and former students with further information about the claims process and how to apply for compensation.
- The W. Ross Macdonald School is a provincially operated elementary and secondary school for children with visual disabilities, which is under the control and authority of the Ministry of Education.