Category Archives: Woodlands

Update on Woodlands School

September 19th 2013 For Immediate Release Former Residents of Woodlands School Ask Why BC Can’t Follow Ontario’s Example and Do the Right Thing Former residents of Woodlands School who were at the institution before 1974 are not eligible to apply … Continue reading

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Woodlands School and New Settlement in Ontario

In BC, survivors of Woodlands School who were there before 1974 are not eligible to apply for compensation for the abuse they suffered. The government argues that because people couldn’t sue the government before 1974, the survivors cannot now apply … Continue reading

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New Democrats will extend to all Woodlands survivors opportunity for compensation

BCCPD attended a press conference today at which the following was announced: New Westminster – If elected to government this May, New Democrats will extend to all Woodlands School survivors the opportunity to apply for redress within the first seven … Continue reading

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Update on Woodlands Survivors

This is great news for the Survivors of Woodlands who are able to apply for compensation for the abuse they’ve suffered at the institution. Unfortunately, Survivors who were at Woodlands before August 1, 1974 are still not able to apply. … Continue reading

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Courts Grants One Year Extension to Woodlands Survivors

The courts have granted a one year extension until September 19th 2012 to former residents of Woodlands who were at the institution after August 1st 1974 to file a claim for compensation. To date, only 10 files have been registered … Continue reading

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Seeking Compensation for Woodlands Survivors

BCCPD continues to work closely with the Woodlands survivors in their struggle for justice and compensation. As of the end of 2011, the Province continues to exclude former Woodlands residents who were at the institution before August 1, 1974. These … Continue reading

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