Indigenous Youth in Canada
The Claims: This case alleges that, when the government of Canada apprehended Indigenous children, it placed them in culturally unsafe settings, in which the children had limited to no access to their families, communities, cultures, or languages.
The Class: This case seeks to represent:
(1) all off-reserve Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) children in Canada who were removed from their homes while they were under the age of 18, since 1992;
(2) all off-reserve Indigenous children in Canada who were denied prompt access to an essential service, since 1992; and
(3) the caregiving parents and grandparents of those children.
Our Partners: We are bringing this claim and parallel claims in other provinces with a consortium of firms across the country, including Murphy Battista (BC), Gowling (BC), Miller Titerle (BC), Cochrane Saxberg (Manitoba), and Kugler Kandestin (Quebec).
The court has certified this case as a class action.
- June 17, 2022: Justice Phelan certified the case as a class action.
- September 23, 2021: We filed a Further Amended Statement of Claim.
- January 14, 2021: We filed an Amended Statement of Claim.
- June 10, 2020: We issued a Statement of Claim.
- Certification Decision rendered June 17, 2022
- Certification Order rendered June 17, 2022
- Further Amended Statement of Claim filed September 23, 2021
- Amended Statement of Claim filed January 14, 2021
- Statement of Claim issued June 10, 2020