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Alberta Child Welfare Class Action

December 7, 2016

The Alberta government is settling a class-action lawsuit involving people who were formerly in the provincial child intervention system. Under the terms of the settlement, people who were previously under government guardianship, subject to a permanent ward ship order or permanent guardianship order by Alberta Child Welfare between July 1,1966 and February 19, 2008, or a temporary guardianship order by Alberta Child Welfare between July 1, 1985 and February 19, 2008 may be eligible for financial benefits. 

The claim period ends on January 15, 2017.

All Class Member claims under the Settlement Agreement must start with the making of an application to the Victims of Crime prior to January 15, 2017. Benefit amounts will be determined by Alberta’s Victims of Crime Regulation and depend on the type and severity of the injury, which can include physical and psychological harm.

For application forms and information on making a claim to the VOC, call: (780) 427-7217 or toll free at: 310-0000; or email financialbenefits@gov.ab.ca; or visit www.victims.alberta.ca.

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