In 1992 the Class Proceedings Fund (CPF) was created, and in 1993 it received a $500,000 endowment from The Law Foundation of Ontario. Funding covers approved disbursements and adverse cost awards, and is provided based on several factors including the strength of both the claim and the public interest involved.
Many CPF-supported claims serve as test cases, often establishing novel legal principles and contributing to the evolution of class-proceedings jurisprudence. They have consistently raised issues of broad public importance, and many would not have proceeded without the CPF.
On this 20-year anniversary, this publication overviews a cross section of the cases the CPF has supported and their impact.