Important notice to the parents of the students who attended the Riverside School Board
In the context of the settlement of the class action, the cheques representing the indemnities to be distributed to the parents of the students who attended the Riverside School Board were issued and mailed by Collectiva on June 18, 2019. A clerical error has however resulted in such cheques being dated June 18, 2018. Despite this error, the cheques which were distributed remain valid and will be honoured by Collectiva. You should therefore be able to cash them regularly at the ATM. Should you nevertheless face difficulties in cashing your cheque, Collectiva will re-issue and provide you with a rectified cheque on request, provided that you make such request prior to December 18, 2019. If you have had to pay fees to your financial institution following its refusal to cash your cheque, Collectiva will also reimburse such fees if you provide evidence that payment of such fees was required from you and that you paid such fees. For further information or to request the reissuance of your cheque, please contact Collectiva.
Welcome to the website of the class action for compensatory damages for costs for educational services and for the purchase of school materials. For further information on this class action, please refer to "The Class Action" section of this website.
On June 29th, 2018, a settlement agreement was entered into between the representative plaintiff and the 68 school boards targeted by the class action. This agreement was approved by the Superior Court of Quebec on July 30th, 2018. You may consult the full text of the settlement agreement, of the judgment approving it and of other documents related to the class action in the "Official Documents" section of this website.
The agreement provides that the 68 targeted school boards will pay a total amount of $ 153,507,134, which will allow for the payment to parents of net indemnities of $ 24.09 per student per school year of attendance from the 2009-2010 or 2010- 2011 (according to the school board) school year to the 2016-2017 school year.
The parents do not need to register for the class action or to make a claim in order to receive the indemnities which will be distributed automatically by Collectiva Class Action Services Inc.
Cheques in the amount of the indemnities due to the parents will be issued to the order of the last persons identified as persons in charge in the files of the students concerned with the school boards. The cheques will be mailed to the last known principal address of these persons on file. As stated in the Notice of Approval of the Parent Transaction in December 2018, parents could notify Collectiva of a change of address until February 4, 2019, through a form that was available on this website.
It is currently planned that the cheques will be gradually mailed in between February 5th, 2019 and July 24th, 2019. For further information, please consult the Distribution Schedule. The distribution of the cheques issued to the persons in charge designated as tutors for a student (rather than as such student's mother or father) has not yet begun, pursuant to the judgment rendered on June 19, 2019 by the Superior Court of Quebec (wich you may consult in the "Official Documents" section of this website). The website will be updated once the distribution schedule for such cheques has been determined.
The list of the school boards targeted by the class action is available here.