That people live in dignity and share in all aspects of living in their community.
A proposed settlement of the class action lawsuit involving former residents of the Huronia Regional Centre ("Huronia") has been reached by the parties. Huronia was a residential facility, operated by the Province of Ontario and located in Orillia, Ontario. Huronia provided care and treatment to persons with a developmental disability from 1876 to 2009. Huronia has been known by others names, including the Ontario Hospital School, Orillia. This class action lawsuit was commenced in 2009 on behalf of former residents and their family members against the Province alleging that it failed to operate Huronia in a way that would have protected the residents from physical and mental harm. A court hearing is scheduled for December 3, 2013 when the court will be asked to approve the proposed settlement. Individuals may be entitled to compensation if they lived at Huronia at any time between 1945 and 2009 or are an estate trustee of someone who lived at Huronia between 1945 and 2009 who died after April 21, 2007.