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Important Notice

January 12, 2021

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario continues to provide services to the public. All in-person service counters are closed until further notice. Use email if possible, to contact our boards and tribunals. Learn more about our COVID-19 operations.

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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


HRTO | November 16, 2020
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Seeking Feedback on Improving Electronic Hearings

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) is seeking input on how it can improve electronic and teleconference hearings to help better meet the needs of the people who access its services.

As part of …

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