Canada needs to do what the UK is doing and close down 'specialist' deaf schools that operate in isolation from mainstream, and thus are unregulated and unmonitored. Research taught us in the UK less than 15% of ALL deaf children require a school with specialisation and with adequate support can manage mainstream ( I emphasise adequate because someone inexperienced taking a few notes and an ABC of sign won't cut it).
The UK also showed that inclusion of deaf children won't happen if they are educated apart from the mainstream, not even as adults since the 'die is cast', after that time. Large areas of the UK no longer have any deaf schools, one area (Wales), has none at all and statistics do not appear to show deaf children there have suffered as any result as academic attainment has risen, where previously, deaf schools stagnated, and as Canada saw, children, suffering ignorance and abuse.
Many myths abound of deaf adults extolling the virtue of deaf schools, primarily because they formed a self-reliance social set up in those places to combat the abuses and isolation, but they don't support the educational side of deaf schools, which left them as adults unable to compete with hearing for work, health or enabled any realistic inclusion via empowerment.
In Ireland, the church abused deaf children and in Scotland too, one deaf school very recently there was investigated. The issue is abuse is passed off as 'misunderstandings' by the deaf via their 'learning difficulties' it is how abusers kept up their abuses so long, nobody believed the deaf child.
Unfortunately, as deaf schools continue to function, activism exploits that fact and holds up deaf schools as a model to return deaf children to, because it is the basis of their culture and social lives, ignoring the fact abuse is what drove deaf to do that at the start. Schools were deliberately set apart from others. Deaf children saw exclusion as a norm. Deaf groups and leaders show few skills or reliability to ensure child safety and already promote separatism as a justification for the deaf to stand apart, aided and abetted by a poor system of deaf child support in the mainstream.
Most of the drive is activism knowing deaf community starts in deaf schools and want that maintained even reinforced, putting abuse and ignorance as a price worth paying. What will overtake deaf activists will be choice, even they can not stop that happening. School days are the happiest days of deaf lives? so many were in complete denial, so many lies from older adult deaf who still justify it.
It's good these issues are raised, but unless they address why they happened.... compensation won't stop it.