Ontario Youth Segregation Class Action
1. How can I express support for, or object to, the Proposed Settlement?
There are two ways to voice your opinion about the Proposed Settlement:
1. Express support for the Proposed Settlement
2. Object to the Proposed Settlement
If you support the Proposed Settlement, you may provide a statement of support in favour of the Proposed Settlement. Alternatively, if you do not like the Proposed Settlement, you can deliver an objection in writing. Your statement of support or objection must be received by the Administrator no later than October 7, 2021.
Your support or objection will be delivered to the Court and considered at the Settlement Approval Hearing on October 14, 2021. Before objecting, it is recommended that you review the FAQ page to get more information about the Proposed Settlement or talk to Class Counsel for free. You can also talk to your own lawyer at your own expense.
Objecting to the Proposed Settlement simply means telling the Court that you do not like something about the Proposed Settlement. Objecting does not disqualify you from making a claim nor does it make you ineligible to receive benefits under the Proposed Settlement if it is approved by the Court.
If you are a Class Member and wish to object to the Proposed Settlement, you must express your views to the Court by submitting a personally signed written document.
Your statement of support or objection should include the following:
1. Your name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address (if applicable);
2. Details about your placement in Youth Segregation, including when and in what institution this took place;
3. A statement that you support or object to the Proposed Settlement;
4. The reasons you support or object to the Proposed Settlement, along with any supporting materials;
5. Whether you intend to appear in person or whether a lawyer will be attending the Settlement Approval Hearing on your behalf, and if a lawyer will be appearing on your behalf, the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of your lawyer; and
6. Your signature.
You can send your statement of support or objection to the Administrator in one of three (3) ways:
The deadline to voice your opinion about the proposed settlement is October 7, 2021. Your fully completed support or object must be received or postmarked to the Administrator no later than October 7, 2021.
2. When is the Settlement Approval Hearing?
The Settlement is subject to approval by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The approval hearing has been scheduled for October 14, 2021 beginning at 10:00AM EST. The hearing will take place virtually, over Zoom. The link for the hearing will be posted on www.youthsegregationclassaction.ca when available.
Please note that the hearing may be moved to different dates or times without additional notice. Please revisit this website or call the Ontario Youth Segregation Class Action Information Line in advance at 1-833-430-7538 if you are planning to attend.
3. Can I attend the Settlement Approval Hearing?
You are welcome to attend the Settlement Approval Hearing, but you are not required to attend.
If you submit a statement of support or objection to the Proposed Settlement on time, the Court will receive it; you do not have to come to the Court to talk about it. Should you wish to speak at a hearing, you must indicate your wish to do so in your written objection. You can hire a lawyer to appear on your behalf at your own expense. The judge will decide which participants will be allowed to speak at the hearing.
As the Proposed Settlement is an agreement between the Plaintiff and the Province of Ontario, Class Counsel will not be advocating on behalf of objectors at the hearing.
October 7, 2021
Deadline for Submitting an Objection or Statement of Support
October 14, 2021
Settlement Approval Hearing