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. However, in the event of a change of address, parents must notify Collectiva of their current address by completing, no later than February 4th, 2019, the form available online here.
It is currently planned that the cheques will be gradually mailed in between February 5th, 2019 and July 4th, 2019. This period may be extended by the court if necessary. For further information, please consult the Distribution Schedule.
The list of the school boards targeted by the class action is available here.