This web site is your gateway to the HRTO application process. On these pages you will find How To File An Application or a Response using the online SmartForms. The SmartForms are easy to use. They assist in ensuring completed forms are filed with the HRTO which increase our processing efficiencies. You will also have access to our Rules of Procedure, Practice Directions, Policies, User Guides, Forms, Legislation and more. All the information you need to complete and submit an application or response is available here. We’ve done our best to make the site user-friendly and accessible. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please use our site search tool or contact us.
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 May 31, 2013. Common Rules are grounded in the core adjudicative values and principles of the SJTO which govern the work of the cluster.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance has asked the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for information as the Alliance prepares its submission to the Independent Review of the Human Rights Code being conducted by Andrew Pinto. So that all individuals and organizations may have access to this information, the HRTO has posted its responses below.
In December 2009, the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act 2009, received Royal Assent. The Act allows government to cluster tribunals and agencies with common stakeholders and related issues in order to improve public services. The regulation for the social justice tribunals cluster was passed on January 25, 2011.
The HRTO sometimes has dates available for mediation due to late rescheduling requests, adjournments or settlements. You can ask for an early mediation date if all parties have agreed to mediation and you are able to agree on dates within four weeks of your request.
Please make your request for an early mediation date by sending an email to the Registrar, copied to all other parties, and using the following format for the subject line: