Schools for the Deaf Class Action

March 14, 2019


A Fee Approval Hearing is scheduled to be held at 10:00AM on April 4, 2019 at the Superior Court of Justice, Toronto, Ontario in relation to payment of Class Counsel’s fees.


The date and location of the hearing may change.  It may be moved to a different date or time without additional notice.  Please check this website for updates or contact the Administrator by calling 1-855-823-0656 (TTY: 1-877-627-7027) or emailing


To view a video of the Fee Approval Hearing Notice in American Sign Language (ASL) please click here.


December 19, 2018


Claims Workshops have been set up to provide assistance to any remaining class members who wish to submit claims by the January 24, 2019 deadline.  Please click here to see a list of the scheduled workshops.



October 19, 2018


The deadline to make a claim in the settlement has been extended by three months to January 24, 2019.


A copy of the Court Order approving the extension is available in the Documents Tab (click here).


The Claim Form and ASL video of the claim form are available in the Make a Claim tab (click here).



July 3, 2018


The Court has approved the settlement.  Notice packages will be distributed via mail and email on July 6, 2018 to previously identified persons for which a current mailing address and/or email address exists on file.


  • If you have not previously registered with the Administrator, but wish to receive a notice package by mail or email, please call 1-855-823-0656 to register and request a notice package.|

  • If you previously registered with the Administrator but have moved or changed your email address, please call 1-855-823-0656 to update your address(es) and request a notice package.


The notice packages will include the Settlement Approval Notices and a Claim Form.


American Sign Language (ASL) videos of the Settlement Approval Notices are available in the Documents tab (click here), and the video of the Claim Form is available in the Make a Claim tab (click here).




April 30, 2018


The motion to approve the settlement agreement and class counsel’s request for fees and disbursements was heard in Toronto on April 30, 2018. The Court has reserved judgement and will issues reasons in the coming days on whether to approve the settlement agreement and class counsel’s request for fees and disbursements.


Objection Deadline - The deadline to object to the settlement, or some part of it, was April 9, 2018. The deadline has passed.


Opt Out Deadline - The deadline to opt out of the settlement without leave was September 1, 2017. The deadline has passed.