Welcome to SJTO


Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO) is a group of eight adjudicative tribunals that play an important role in the administration of justice in Ontario. Each year our tribunals receive and resolve nearly 100,000 cases - providing fair, accessible dispute resolution to thousands of Ontarians.

The tribunals of the SJTO are: Child and Family Services Review Board, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, Custody Review Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Landlord and Tenant Board, Ontario Special Education (English) Tribunal, Ontario Special Education (French) Tribunal and Social Benefits Tribunal.

The kinds of disputes we address at our tribunals are extremely varied. We resolve disputes between landlords and tenants, hear appeals from people seeking social assistance and complaints from those who feel the service they received from children’s aid societies has been unfair. We deal with applications about human rights and the rights of children and families relating to education. We assess and award compensation for victims of violent crime.

These are important issues that touch people’s lives in fundamental ways. People who appear before the SJTO tribunals have a right to fair and accessible dispute resolution, and that is our primary commitment to you.

Michael Gottheil
Executive Chair

Latest News


HRTO | July 21, 2017
SJTO Child and Youth Division Launches Pilot at HRTO

The Child and Youth Division (CYD) was created by the SJTO to ensure access to justice for children and youth who come to its tribunals. In June 2017, the CYD launched a pilot project where child and youth cases from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario are streamed to a specialized panel of …
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SJTO | June 26, 2017
SJTO’s 2015-16 Annual Report

The SJTO 2015-16 annual report was recently tabled in the legislature and has now been posted. The report includes statistics and accomplishments for each of the SJTO tribunals and the cluster as a whole.

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