CPRI Class Action

A settlement has been approved in a class action lawsuit against the Province of Ontario on behalf of individuals formerly admitted as inpatients to the Child and Parent Resource Institute (“CPRI”) in London, Ontario. The action was certified as a class proceeding on December 22, 2016.


The class consists of persons who were admitted to CPRI as inpatients during the period from September 1, 1963, until July 1, 2011, exclusive of any time for which an individual was an inpatient and resided in the Glenhurst or Pratten 1 units, and who were alive as of February 22, 2014.


The lawsuit alleged that between 1963 and 2011, the inpatients at CPRI suffered various harms, including injuries resulting from the wrongful acts of their peers, and that the Province owed a duty to supervise and failed to adequately ensure the safety of those individuals admitted. The Province denies these claims and a Court has not decided whether the Class or the Province is right. Instead, both sides have agreed to a settlement.


A Settlement Agreement was approved by the Superior Court of Justice on July 21, 2021.


A copy of the Settlement Agreement and other related documentation is available by clicking here.


How do I file a claim?


The only way to receive money from the Settlement is to submit a completed Claim Form and all supporting documentation to the Claims Administrator.


The period to make a claim for compensation under the settlement is now closed.  The deadline to file a claim expired on May 24, 2022.*


Important Dates



May 26, 2021

Objection Deadline


June 23, 2021

Settlement Approval Hearing


July 21, 2021
Settlement Approved


November 21, 2021

Deadline to request Inpatient File Records in order to receive your file before the claims deadline.

February 10, 2023

Cheques have been issued on all approved claims. Please allow three weeks for the delivery of your cheque before requesting that your cheque be re-issued. If requesting a change, please provide your old address along with the new address where you would like your cheque resent.


June 21, 2023

The Settlement Administration is now closed. All payments have been issued and the fund in now expended.


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