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Ontario Helping Former Residents of Huronia Regional Centre Access Personal Files

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Ontario Helping Former Residents of Huronia Regional Centre Access Personal Files

Files To Be Released At No Charge To Applicants

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Ontario is helping former residents of Huronia Regional Centre obtain their personal resident file, at no charge to the applicant.

The Ministry of Community and Social Services will work with former residents and their families or appointed guardians to complete a brief form which will ensure the confidential information in their resident file is properly forwarded.

Former residents can contact:

Cate Parker
Freedom of Information and Privacy and Protection Co-ordinator
Ministry of Community and Social Services
P.O. Box 978
77 Wellesley St. West
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3

Tel: 416-327-6101
Email: cate.parker@ontario.ca

Quick Facts

  • In 2009, the government officially closed Ontario's last three institutions for people with a developmental disability: the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia, the Rideau Regional Centre in Smiths Falls and the Southwestern Regional Centre in Chatham-Kent.
  • In 2013-14 the government is increasing its spending on developmental services to more than $1.7 billion per year.
  • On Sept. 17, 2013, Ontario and counsel for the plaintiffs in the Huronia Regional Centre Class Action lawsuit reached a tentative settlement, which is in the process of being approved by the court.

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Ted McMeekin

“Former residents of the Huronia Regional Centre have a right to access their personal records. That’s why we’re developing a one-window approach to make it easy for them to obtain their personal information.”

Ted McMeekin

Minister of Community and Social Services

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