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    La Maison des Femmes Sourdes de Montréal v. La Communauté des Soeurs de Charité de la Providence and als.

    Abuses by Nuns at the Institution des Sourdes-Muettes de Montréal

    In Quebec Sign Language (QSL):

    On June 9, 2021, la Maison des femmes sourdes de Montréal (MFSM) filed an application for authorization to institute a class action against the Communauté des Soeurs de Charité de la Providence and other related organizations, such as the Sisters of Providence. The class action seeks to compensate every person who was victim of sexual, physical and/or psychological abuses by the nuns at the Institution des Sourdes-Muettes de Montréal.

    Given the despicable acts committed on particularly vulnerable victims, the class action seeks the defendants’ condemnation to punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.

    You can read the MFSM’s Application by clicking here (French only).

    Are you a member?

    You could be member of the class if:

    – You have been sexually, physically and/or psychologically abused by a nun at the Institution des Sourdes-Muettes de Montréal;
    AND
    – You were a student or a boarding resident at the Institution des Sourdes-Muettes de Montréal at the time of the abuses.

    Do not hesitate to communicate with us if you have any question regarding this case. All communication with our office is strictly confidential and covered by the lawyer-client privilege.

    If you want to know what a class action is, you can also consult our page What are Class Actions?

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    You can subscribe to receive information on this class action. We will send you emails throughout the process to keep you posted on the developments.

    To do so, you can fill out the form below or communicate with La Maison des femmes sourdes de Montréal at 514-255-6376 or via Skype: accueil.mfsm if you need assistance filling the form.

    A toll-free information helpline exists for sexual assault victims of all ages. This service provides free, bilingual and confidential support and guidance, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout Québec, at a toll-free number: 1 888 933-9007 or 514 933-9007 for the Montreal region.

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