Do you know someone who was
affected by the Motherisk hair test?

Please note that the Commission’s original two-year mandate from the Government of Ontario expires on January 15, 2018. We will not be accepting new requests for file reviews or other services after that date. If you are currently receiving legal assistance or counselling through the Commission, any queries that you have can be addressed by Laureen Moran at the Ministry of the Attorney General at 416-326-4023 or

If you are a party affected by the Motherisk hair testing or you are a lawyer acting on a legal aid certificate for a party affected by the Motherisk hair testing, please call or e-mail Lorne Glass, lead counsel at the Motherisk Commission, at any time prior to February 28, 2018, at 416-212-0526 or

The Commission has been granted an extension to February 28, 2018 to complete outstanding administrative matters only.

What can the Commission do for you?

The main function of the Motherisk Commission is to review cases in which the testing may have played a role, and to provide resources to affected persons.

Legal Review

The Review and Resource Centre conducts legal reviews of individual cases where test results from the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory (“MDTL”) have been used, including in “high priority” cases.
More about the Legal Review process.


In addition, the Review and Resource Centre provides support and assistance to affected persons through the provision of information and counselling.
More about the Counselling services.