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Practice Direction on Requests for Language Interpretation

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the HRTO) has developed the following approach to requests for language interpretation. The procedure outlined below provides general information only. It is not a rule within the meaning of the HRTO’s Rules of Procedure. The HRTO may vary the approach to language interpretation where appropriate.

Where a party requires language interpretation or sign language interpretation services in order to participate fully in a hearing (including a Case Resolution Conference), or mediation, and makes a request that the HRTO provide such services, the HRTO will provide for interpretation services to be available to the requesting party at the hearing and/or in the mediation conference.
Requests for language interpretation or sign language interpretation services must be made to the Registrar as soon as possible and well in advance of a scheduled hearing or mediation. Please contact the appropriate Registrar to make your request.


July 2004, last amended March 2010