Letter to Minister Coleman about Group Home Residents Relocation

Letter to Minister Coleman about Assessment and Relocation of Group Home Residents

 

August 13th 2010

Honourable Rich Colemam, Minister of Housing and Social Development

Dear Minister Coleman,

We are writing to express our deep concern about the assessment and relocation program of group home residents that is currently being undertaken by Community Living BC (CLBC). (more…)

Long Term Disability Benefits Bill

Long-Term Disability Benefits Bill

Read the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities’ letter to MPs and Senators asking them to support Senator Art Eggleton’s Bill S-216 which would amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. The Bill will prevent Canadians who need Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits from being denied income supports when companies with uninsured plans become insolvent. (more…)

Woodlands Updates

Woodlands Survivors Must Apply for Compensation by September 2011

picture of Woodlands school

On July 7, 2010, the British Columbia Supreme Court approved a settlement of a class action for people who lived at Woodlands. The settlement provides compensation of between $3,000 and $150,000 to each former resident who establishes that he or she was subjected to sexual, physical, or psychological misconduct or injury while living at Woodlands on or after August 1, 1974.  Money is also available for counseling for these injuries.

To apply for compensation

  • The Class Member, or someone acting on their behalf, must complete a claim form by September 12th, 2011
  • The completed claim form must be delivered or postmarked to the Woodlands Class Action Claims Registry, #300 – 1275 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6H 1A6, by no later than September 12, 2011

Class Members who validly opted out of the class action on or before December 22, 2008, are not part of the settlement.

Getting Help

  • For help in making a claim and for more information
  • For a copy of the claim form
  • For a copy of the settlement agreement

Please Contact: Klein Lyons http://www.kleinlyons.com

Suite 1100-1333 West Broadway Vancouver, BC Canada V6H 4C1                          Phone: 604-874-7171 or email: info@kleinlyons.com

Please click here to see BCCPD’s Woodlands page.