A hearing room with a bank of window along one side. A male adjudicator sits at a raised desk (dais) and addresses the others in the room. A female witness sits at a lower table to his right. Like the adjudicator, she is facing the parties and onlookers. Two long tables face the dais – two people sit at each of these tables with papers in front of them. Behind them, five people sit scattered in rows of chairs.

Welcome to Tribunals Ontario


Tribunals Ontario is a group of 14 adjudicative tribunals that play an important role in the administration of justice in Ontario. Each year our tribunals receive and resolve nearly 100,000 cases - providing fair, accessible dispute resolution to thousands of Ontarians.

Our tribunals are: Assessment Review Board, Animal Care Review Board, Child and Family Services Review Board, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Custody Review Board, Fire Safety Commission, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Landlord and Tenant Board, Licence Appeal Tribunal, Ontario Civilian Police Commission, Ontario Parole Board, Ontario Special Education Tribunal (English), Ontario Special Education Tribunal (French) and Social Benefits Tribunal.

The kinds of disputes we address at our tribunals are extremely varied. We resolve disputes in the social, property assessment, safety and licensing sectors.

These are important issues that touch people's lives in fundamental ways. People who appear before our tribunals have a right to fair and accessible dispute resolution, and that is our primary commitment to you.

Latest News


TO | September 17, 2020
Tribunals Ontario Implementing Digital-First Services for Ontarians

Building on the digital services implemented during the pandemic, Tribunals Ontario is pursuing a digital-first approach to meet the diverse needs of Ontarians and enhance the quality of dispute resolution services.

To protect the health and safety of Ontarians and increase access to justice, …

Click to read more news

OCPC | August 7, 2020
Ontario Civilian Police Commission Releases Report on Investigation into Windsor Police Service and Windsor Police Services Board

Today, the Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) released the report on its investigation into the Windsor Police Service (WPS) and Windsor Police Services Board (Board).

In 2018, the OCPC received five complaints from officers of the WPS, which …

Click to read more news