The Child and Youth Division (CYD) was created by the SJTO to ensure access to justice for children and youth who come to its tribunals. In June 2017, the CYD launched a pilot project where child and youth cases from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario are streamed to a specialized panel of adjudicators and mediators with expertise in child and youth issues. A specialized panel ensures that child and youth cases are handled by adjudicators and mediators who understand the barriers children and youth may face at the HRTO. Cases will be assessed and triaged as “urgent”, “fast-tracked” or “normal” depending on the circumstances of each case.