Steven Greenwood, 56, alleges he was physically, sexually and emotionally abused at two provincially run training schools in the 1970s. Here he tours what's left of Pine Ridge Training School in Bowmanville. He is one of hundreds of former training school students who has sued the government over alleged abuse suffered at the hands of training school staff.

Stephen Burley, 59, sued the provincial government in 2010 alleging a variety of horrific abuse he says he experienced while a student at two Ontario training schools in the early 1970s. Burley wants the government to publicly acknowledge what went on in these institutions.

Shelly Richardson alleges she was forced to perform sexual acts with three male staff members at Brookside Training School in Cobourg from 1979 to 1981 when she was between the ages of 13 and 15. Richardson, now 51, is seeking a public apology for the alleged abuse she says she, and other students, endured at the provincially run schools.