In 1992, an amendment under the Law Society Act established the Class Proceedings Fund and the Class Proceedings Committee.
The Class Proceedings Fund:
- Provides financial support to approved class action plaintiffs for legal disbursements
- Indemnifies plaintiffs for costs that may be awarded against them in funded proceedings
This support enables individuals to use the law to improve their lives and the lives of many others. Without it, potential class action plaintiffs could be discouraged from pursuing their claims. This is because the personal benefit to them might be quite small and they would risk exposure to significant costs awards against them if the lawsuit is unsuccessful.
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.
Details on the process and documents needed to apply to the Class Proceedings Fund.
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.
The Class Proceedings Committee’s list of scheduled meeting dates. Application hearings are scheduled after a full application has been received.
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.
The Class Proceedings Committee is responsible for making decisions about whether applicants will receive support from the fund. Meet its members.