HRTO

Important Notice

February 1, 2024

On April 1, 2024, Tribunals Ontario’s Hearing Audio Recordings Policy will take effect. Please see our operational update for more details.

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 13 tribunals that make up Tribunals Ontario.