Provide Feedback to the Court

Survivor and Descendant Class Members have the right to tell the court what they think about the proposed settlement.

This is completely optional. Participating in the settlement approval process will not impact any Class Member’s ability to receive compensation. For example, someone can object to the agreement and still receive compensation if the agreement is approved.

There are two ways to participate: (1) write your views and share them in advance; or (2) speak your views during the approval hearing in September. You can do either of these, both, or neither.

Tell the court what you think in writing before the approval hearing.

Your written statement should include:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Statement that you are a Class Member (e.g. I am a member of the Survivor Class or I am a member of the Descendant Class)
  • Whether you support or object to the proposed settlement agreement. You can include reasons for your opinion, if you want, but you do not have to.

Written statements must be submitted by August 20, 2021.

Statements can be sent by:

Email: [email protected]
Fax: 416-477-1657

Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation
Att’n: Day Scholars Class Action
36 Toronto Street, Suite 1120
Toronto, ON M5C 2C5

Tell the court what you think during the approval hearing

Any Day Scholar or Descendant is eligible to speak, but we can only guarantee speaking time to those who sign up by August 30, 2021. Please sign up to speak by emailing Class Counsel at [email protected] or calling 1-888-222-6845.   

The settlement approval hearing will take place in Vancouver using a hybrid format. This means that the judge will be attending in person at the hearing in Vancouver, but that Class Members will be able to attend in person or virtually, as they prefer. 

In-person attendance: The in-person component of the settlement approval hearing will likely take place at the Federal Court in Vancouver (701 W Georgia St). However, due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements and limited space in the courthouse, the in-person component may be moved to an alternate venue in downtown Vancouver that will accommodate the number of Class Members who wish to speak in person.

Further details about the in-person and virtual components of the settlement approval hearing will be provided closer to the start of the settlement approval hearing. 

Your participation is completely optional. Participating in the approval process will not impact your ability to receive compensation. 

Watch the settlement approval hearing

The settlement approval hearing will also be streamed live. Class members will be able to attend virtually. 

Reliable internet connection and a web camera and microphone will be required to speak at the settlement approval hearing if you are participating remotely. If a Day Scholar Survivor or Descendant Class Member does not have access to reliable internet but still wants to speak, the lawyers and the court staff will try their best to accommodate the request. 

The link for the online livestream of the hearing will be posted at several days before the date of the hearing.