Committee

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

The Law Foundation of Ontario appoints one member of the Class Proceedings Committee and the Attorney General also appoints one member. Three members are appointed jointly by the Law Foundation and the Attorney General.

Wendy Earle
Wendy J. Earle Committee Chair and Advocate and Arbitrator

Paul Evraire
Paul Evraire, Q.C.Special Counsel (Retired) Department of Justice

Scott Hutchinson
Scott C. Hutchison Senior Partner Henein, Hutchison LLP

Kim Twohig
Kim Twohig* General Counsel (Retired) Ministry of the Attorney General

Sandra Barton
Sandra Barton** Partner Gowling WLG

*Appointed by the Attorney General of Ontario
**Appointed by The Law Foundation of Ontario

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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