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About the HRTO


If you believe you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you can file an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). The HRTO resolves claims of discrimination and harassment brought under the Human Rights Code in a fair, just and timely way. The HRTO first offers parties the opportunity to settle the dispute through mediation. If the parties do not agree to mediation, or mediation does not resolve the application, the HRTO holds a hearing.

The HRTO is one of the eight tribunals that make up Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).

Latest News


TO | August 6, 2020
Statement on Associate Chair Appointments to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and Social Benefits Tribunal

Sean Weir, Executive Chair of Tribunals Ontario, issued the following statement on Associate Chair appointments to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and Social Benefits Tribunal:

“I am pleased to announce the …

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