November 2015

News Release
Tentative Settlement Reached in Developmental Facilities Class Action Court to Review Proposed Agreement

| Ministry of the Attorney General

Ontario and counsel for the plaintiff in a class action lawsuit that includes 12 former residential facilities for people with developmental disabilities have reached a tentative agreement.
If approved by the court, the nearly $36 million settlement would be used to provide compensation to former residents who suffered harm while living at the following facilities during the specific time periods set out below:  
  • Adult Occupational Centre (Edgar), between January 1, 1966 and March 31, 1999
  • Bluewater Centre (Goderich), between April 1, 1976 and December 20, 1983
  • D'Arcy Place (Cobourg), between September 1, 1963 and December 31, 1996
  • Durham Centre for the Developmentally Handicapped (Whitby), between April 1, 1974 and September 28, 1986
  • L.S. Penrose Centre (Kingston), between April 1, 1974 and March 31, 1977
  • Midwestern Regional Centre (Palmerston), between September 1, 1963 and March 31, 1998
  • Muskoka Centre (Gravenhurst), between August 28, 1973 and June 30, 1993
  • Northwestern Regional Centre (Thunder Bay), between April 1, 1974 and March 31, 1994
  • Oxford Mental Health Centre (Woodstock), between January 1, 1969 and March 31, 1974
  • Oxford Regional Centre (Woodstock), between April 1, 1974 and March 31, 1996
  • Pine Ridge Centre (Aurora), between September 1, 1963 and August 31, 1984
  • Prince Edward Heights (Picton), between January 1, 1971 and December 31, 1999
  • St. Lawrence Regional Centre (Brockville), between April 1, 1975 and June 30, 1983.
The settlement must now be approved by the court after notice of the class proceeding has been provided to eligible former residents. Continue Reading...

  Families Are Strong Series - Tour of Casa De Angelae
On Monday October 26th ten families came out to learn about an innovative housing model.   Casa De Angelae, an incorporated entity under the umbrella of Community Living Peterborough, was started by four families who shared "a vision of transitioning their daughters out of their family homes before age or ill health prevented them from providing the necessary support" their daughters needed.  Since then their vision, through hard work and perseverance, has come to fruition and their four daughters have a home of their own.
Never too late or early to plan for housing the tour hosted parents with children aged 14 years old to 40 years old.   The evening started with a tour of this beautiful home, followed by an information session learning about how the home operates, financial costs and what it took to create their vision. 
The evening gave everyone a glimpse into planning for the future, as well as a chance to connect with other parents seeking the same thing.  Overall, parents left inspired with lots to think about! 
One parent came all the way from Toronto and sent an email following the tour to say:
"Thank you so much for allowing us to tour Casa De Angelae last night.  It is indeed the "House of Angels".  This is exactly what I envision for my son. Your ten year plan has paid dividends.  The girls seem so happy and compatible and the environment can only foster positive vibes for the future.....We have friends that have purchased a home in Toronto and I can't wait to share the information provided with them."  
The next Families are Strong event is on November 18th - 6:30 to 8:00pm -- at the Peterborough Lion's Community Centre.  Hear from more experienced parents who have created alternative housing for their adult children.   Please RSVP.  Contact: Krista Brailey or 705-743-2412 x547

  Join US! Families Are Strong Holiday Gathering

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