Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO) is introducing new Common Rules of Procedure which will apply to all tribunals in the SJTO. SJTO is releasing drafts of the new rules and related practice directions for public review and feedback. The new rules are available on the SJTO website and by following the link below. The public is invited to review and provide written comments on the proposed changes by June 15, 2013.

Common Rules are grounded in the core adjudicative values and principles of the SJTO which govern the work of the cluster. Common Rules provide a consistent overarching framework of common procedures.

The SJTO Practice Directions support the Common Rules of Procedure and provide guidance about what the Tribunal expects of the parties and in turn what the parties can expect of the Tribunal. They assist in understanding and applying the rules.