What happened to the kids of Jack Hulland Elementary School?
The best place to start might be a timeline for this story – an anchor for the pieces of the story of tragedy that will follow. Let’s begin with where we are today: January 14, 2024
Class Action Lawsuit Against the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Department of Education
Today we are about to begin the work of locating the individuals who attended Jack Hulland Elementary School from 2007 to 2022. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Yukon, Suzanne Duncan, ruled that the Class Action Lawsuit against the Yukon Government and Yukon Department of Education could proceed (the 37-page decision can be accessed here: https://www.yukoncourts.ca/sites/default/files/2023-09/2023_yksc_51_gx_v_yukon.pdf)
“All students and former students of Jack Hulland Elementary School who were subject to holds and restraints and/or who were locked in a room and/or placed in seclusion between January 1, 2002 and June 30, 2022 (the “Class Members”).“
This is challenging work and it will require accessing a list of former students, as well as targetted advertising across this country.
The Yukon Department of Education has admitted holds, restraints and seclusion were used on children inappropriately. Why do children and families need a class action lawsuit to secure access to professionals to assist with healing from the trauma of child abuse?
“Staff at Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse, Yukon, routinely put students in holds or seclusion prior to 2020 for not following directions, including one case where a child was put in a hold for not pulling the hood of their sweater down.” (J. Hong, May 2022)
Because we are missing the answer to the question, “Where are the victims?”
Where are the children who were harmed?
Where are the kids of Jack Hulland Elementary School now?
The legal team representing the victims includes lawyers from Tucker-Carruthers in Whitehorse, Yukon, and lawyers from Camp, Fiorante, Matthews, Mogerman (Vancouver). An overview of the legal process, from the initial filing on October 31, 2022, to the certification as a class action, can be found here: https://tuckercarruthers.ca/jack-hulland-elementary/
Class Action Lawsuit: Were you (or someone you know) a student at Jack Hulland Elementary School in Whitehorse, Yukon during the years 2007 to 2022? You may be entitled to compensation as part of a class action lawsuit against the Yukon Department of Education. Please contact Tucker-Carruthers Yukon Law for more information. Website: https://tuckercarruthers.ca/ or contact Heather Jordan, Paralegal at 867-667-2099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kids of Jack Hulland Elementary
- Timeline Part 1 (Class Action Lawsuit)
- Timeline Part 2 (RCMP)
- Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada
- The Statement of Claim
- The Yukon Child and Youth Advocate’s Office
- The [Missing] Kids of Jack Hulland Elementary
- Week 1 Summary
- The Federal NDP Attempt to Repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada (Bill C-273)
- UPDATE: Bill C-273
- Senator Stan Kutcher and Bill S-251 to Repeal Section 43
- Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action 6
- The Rights of Children
- The Public Education System in the Yukon
- Ronald Morrish – Discipline that Harms
- Ethical Practice and the Teaching Profession
- Recap and FAQ
- Childhood Trauma – ACES
- The long-term impact of physical abuse of children
- What we know about corporal punishment of children