FCSLLG Settlement

Welcome to the Official FCSLLG Settlement Website

 

THIS WEBSITE IS FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS WHOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION WAS IN THE POSSESSION OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF LANARK, LEEDS AND GRENVILLE (“FCSLLG”) AND WAS DISCLOSED OR OBTAINED BY UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES ON OR BEFORE APRIL 18, 2016.

 

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE CAREFULLY. 

BACKGROUND 

A representative Plaintiff (identified as M.M.) commenced a class proceeding against FCSLLG seeking damages on behalf of individuals whose Personal Information was in the possession of the FCSLLG and was disclosed or obtained by unauthorized third parties on or before April 18, 2016. This action was certified as a class proceeding on December 21, 2017. Flaherty McCarthy LLP represents the class (“Class Counsel”). The parties to the class proceeding reached a settlement  (the “Settlement”), and the Settlement was approved by the Honourable Mr. Justice C. MacLeod on May 3, 2021. The Settlement is a compromise of disputed claims against FCSLLG without any admission of liability by FCSLLG.


AM I A MEMBER OF THE CLASS

You may be a Class Member included in the Settlement if you fall into one of the following categories below and have not validly opted-out of the class proceeding:

  1. The 282 persons (including their estates or personal representatives) other than Kelley Denham, identified by name in a confidential FCSLLG document disclosed or obtained by unauthorized third parties on or before April 18, 2016 (an “Identified Class Member, and collectively, the “Identified Class”);
  2. Those persons who, during the period of April 1, 2015 to April 18, 2016, (i) were the spouse or common law partner of an Identified Class member, or (ii) otherwise stood loco parentis to the children or step-children of an Identified Class Member (an “Identifiable Adult Class Member”, and collectively the “Identifiable Adult Class”); or
  3. Those persons who, during the period of April 1, 2015 to April 18, 2016, were a living child or step-child of an Identified Class Member (an “Identified Child Class Member”, and collectively, the “Identifiable Child Class”).


How to Submit a Claim for Compensation

In order to be eligible for compensation under the Settlement, you must complete and submit the Eligibility Form in one of two way:

    1. online - Eligibility Form; or
    2. by mailing the Eligibility Form that was sent to you in the mail to the Claims Administrator:

FCSLLG Claims Administrator

c/o RicePoint Administration Inc.

P.O. Box 4454, Toronto Station A

25 The Esplanade,

Toronto, ON M5W 4B1

Claims Deadline

The claims program will start on May 25, 2021 and will run for 6 months until November 23, 2021

After this time, no further eligibility forms will be accepted or valid.

 

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURTS FOR INFORMATION.