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.

Latest News


LTB | December 14, 2018
Changes to Rules of Procedure and Guidelines

The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) has made changes to the Rules of Procedure, forms, and two Interpretation Guidelines:
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SJTO | December 14, 2018
Social Justice Tribunals Ontario to Form Part of Tribunals Ontario

Effective January 1, 2019, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario will form part of the newly-created Tribunals Ontario organization.

Tribunals Ontario will combine the 19 tribunals that currently fall under the Ministry of the Attorney General’s three tribunal clusters: Environment and Land …

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