Woodlands School and New Settlement in Ontario
In BC, survivors of Woodlands School who were there before 1974 are not eligible to apply for compensation for the abuse they suffered. The government argues that because people couldn’t sue the government before 1974, the survivors cannot now apply for compensation. All provinces implemented legislation at around the same time to allow people to sue the government. But in Ontario, abuse survivors of a similar institution today won the right to apply for compensation regardless of when they were there (1945-2009). BCCPD is once again calling on the BC government to do the right thing (follow the good example of Ontario) and include all the survivors in BC’s compensation agreement. If you agree, please email Justice Minister Susanne Anton at firstname.lastname@example.org and share this post.
This is a link to a Global article about the settlement in Ontario: