Application process

Details on the process and documents needed to apply to the Class Proceedings Fund.

Application procedures are set out in:

  • Section 59.3 of the Law Society Act (the “Act”)
  • Ontario Regulation 771/92 (the “Regulation”
  • Class Proceedings Committee Practice Directions (see the Practice Directions documents below)

Applying to the Class Proceedings Fund

Stage in proceeding

Applicants make separate applications for funding in respect of different stages of a proceeding, as set out in section 2 of the Regulation. These stages are:

A. Steps taken up to the end of the hearing of a certification motion
B. Appeals of orders relating to certification
C. Steps taken up to the end of discovery or cross-examination on affidavits
D. Steps taken regarding the determination of common issues
E. Steps in respect of appeals from a judgment on common issues

Initial application
Supplementary applications
Confidentiality
Reporting requirements
Requests for payment of funded disbursements

Practice Directions

Class Proceedings Fund webpages

Class Proceedings Fund

The Class Proceedings Fund provides financial support to approved class action plaintiffs for legal disbursements and indemnifies plaintiffs for costs that may be awarded against them in funded proceedings.

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Application process

Details on the process and documents needed to apply to the Class Proceedings Fund.

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The Fund’s entitlement to a levy and how it is calculated

If a case is awarded funding, a levy in favour of the Class Proceedings Fund (the “Fund”) is payable after the case is either settled or adjudicated in favour of the class. Regulation 771/92 sets out the way in which the Fund’s levy is calculated.

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Meeting dates

The Class Proceedings Committee’s list of scheduled meeting dates. Application hearings are scheduled after a full application has been received.

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Reports & resources

The Class Proceedings Fund reports financial information and activities annually within the Foundation’s annual report. Find these reports, as well as other resources, here.

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Committee

The Class Proceedings Committee is responsible for making decisions about whether applicants will receive support from the fund. Meet its members.

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