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Important Notice

January 12, 2021

The Ontario Special Education Tribunals 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.

About the OSETs


The two Ontario Special Education Tribunals (OSETs) hear appeals by parents and guardians who are not satisfied with the school board’s identification or placement of a child with exceptional learning needs.

The OSET- English hears appeals from decisions made by English Public and Catholic School Boards. The OSET - French hears appeals from decisions made by French Public and Catholic School Boards.

The OSETs hear appeals only after parents have completed all possible appeals at the school board level under the Education Act.

The OSETs are two of the fourteen tribunals that make up Tribunals Ontario (TO).

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As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Tribunals Ontario is taking action to safeguard the health and well-being of front-line workers and Ontarians, while continuing to ensure access to justice.

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