S-Trip Class Action Settlement

Welcome to the S-Trip Class Action Settlement Website!

If you worked as Trip Leaders for the Defendants on trips under their Breakaway Tours and/or
S-Trip brands commencing in or departing from Ontario at any time during the period from June 3, 2014 to the date of certification, being October 23, 2020, this Settlement may affect your rights.

On May 22, 2018, a class action lawsuit was commenced in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice by D’Andra Montaque (“Montaque” and/or the “Plaintiff”) against Handa Travel Student Trip Ltd. o/a I Love Travel, Campus Vacations Holdings Inc., 2504027 Ontario Inc. o/a S-Trip! and 2417988 Ontario Inc. o/a Breakaway Tours, Alexandre Jit Handa a.k.a. Alexandre Handa a.k.a. Alexander Handa a.k.a. Alex Handa, Justin Van Camp and Eugene Winer (“S-Trip” and/or the “Defendants”).

The lawsuit alleged, among other things, that S-Trip violated the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) and its contracts of employment with the Trip Leaders by misclassifying Trip Leaders as “volunteers” and failing to pay them wages, overtime, vacation pay and public holiday pay in accordance with the ESA.

The Action was certified as a class action on October 23, 2020.

Following a mediation in May 2021, Montaque and the Defendants reached an agreement to settle the Action (the “Settlement”). The Settlement has been approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the “Court”).

The notice found under the Documents tab describes the settlement in greater details, including who it applies to, the details of the settlement, and the process by which Class members will be compensated. 

Important dates:

Event Date
Opt Out Deadline May 15, 2022
Approval Hearing June 27, 2022
Administration Form Deadline December 29, 2022