Reminder to register for Class Action Webinar

Gowling WLG is holding an online Community Assistance Session on May 5th, at 5:00 PM, to help those making a claim in the Indian Day School Class Action suit. The workshop will go through the Claim Form page by page to explain the process and requirements. The legal team advises that you have a copy of the Claim Form to follow along with the workshop.

You can register here.

You can download the form here.

There is more information from Gowling WLG available on the Class Action web page.

Workshop Offered to Register for Indian Day School Class Action Lawsuit

Gowling WLG, the legal firm handling the Indian Day School Class Action lawsuit, has been holding Community Assistance Sessions in First Nation communities to aid residents in registering as a class member in the lawsuit. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gowling WLF has suspended in-person Community Assistance Sessions, but will be holding online sessions by teleconference. There are two scheduled for the Ontario/Quebec audience this week, on April 14 and April 16, at 4:00 PM. You can find more information and register for the sessions at the Indian Day School Class Action website.

Service Update from Legal Aid Ontario

Like most services, Legal Aid Ontario has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Wellness Centre received the following update from LAO:

March 19, 2020

Dear Stakeholder

The safety of our staff, clients, and stakeholders is our first priority. As we are currently unable to guarantee a safe workplace for our courthouse staff, LAO has determined that it will be asking staff and per-diems not to attend physical courthouses until further notice, effective end-of-day today.

We are hopeful to resume in-person services soon and are working closely with MAG in order to determine when we would be prepared to return to physical courthouses.
Continuation of client services

We are dedicated more than ever to continuing to provide high-quality services to legal aid clients and we are instituting interim solutions in our district to continue offering services.

Clients can call 1-800-668-8258 if they have questions about what legal aid services are available to them. More information is available on our website.

I will continue to provide you with updates on client services as we put more measures in place. In the meantime, please reach out to me if you have any questions about accessing client services. On behalf of all staff at Legal Aid Ontario, I appreciate your understanding during these difficult times.


Kaitlyn McCabe
Director General
West District
Legal Aid Ontario