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Important Notice

March 26, 2020
On March 20, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued an Emergency Order (O.Reg. 73/20) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

The order suspends limitation periods and procedural time periods relevant to tribunal proceedings. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020.

If current and / or new parties are not able to meet a timeline, Tribunals Ontario will allow them to do so at a later date. For example, if parties are not able to meet the timeline for submitting an application to a tribunal, they will be able to submit it at a later date.

Tribunals Ontario is continuing to deliver service across the province. Most tribunals are continuing to have hearings, mediations, and case conferences by teleconference or in writing, while some tribunals are rescheduling matters to later dates.

If you are not able to proceed with a matter, please contact the tribunal to reschedule. If you are not able to attend a proceeding by teleconference or in writing, the tribunal will be able to reschedule the matter to another date.

COVID-19 Policy – Postponing Hearings
Effective today, Tribunals Ontario is implementing a new policy to postpone in-person hearings and reschedule to a later date. Where feasible, alternative hearing options such as written and telephone hearings will be considered to minimize disruption to hearings across the organization. In addition, all front-line counter services will be closed as of March 16 until further notice. For more information, please see the news release.

About the CFSRB


The Child and Family Services Review Board (CFSRB) conducts reviews and hearings on a number of matters that affect children, youth and families in Ontario.

The CFSRB operates under the jurisdiction of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, Education Act and Intercountry Adoption Act.

The CFSRB is one of the eight tribunals that make up Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).

Latest News


CFSRB | April 4, 2019
Jennifer Scott Reappointed as Associate Chair

Tribunals Ontario is pleased to announce the reappointment of Jennifer Scott as the Associate Chair of the Child and Family Services Review Board, the Custody Review Board and the Ontario Special Education Tribunals to …
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