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A class action is proceeding against the Province of Ontario regarding the long wait lists for developmental services in Ontario. Kosky Minsky LLP is the Class Council for this proceeding.   

The best way to learn about the class action is to go directly to the website of Kosky Minsky LLP  by clicking here. This webpage contains links to important documents. It also has, for those interested, the background and history over the last 5 years. And a good Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of the page.


Below is a quote from the site describing who falls within the class action: 

The following persons fall within the Class definition, and are Class Members:

All persons who were alive as of April 10, 2015, who are eligible for ministry-funded adult developmental services and supports and funding, have been assessed by an application entity (DSO) and placed, at any point between July 1, 2011 to December 14, 2018, on any one or more of the service registries for:
(i) “residential services and supports”,
(ii) “caregiver respite services and supports” under the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008; and
(iii) “Passport” funding under the Ministry of Community and Social Services Act.

Trish Coupal at 12:08 PM
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