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


LTB | April 11, 2017
Make sure you can pay on LTB e-File

On April 30, 2017, the LTB e-File online payment system is getting a security update. As a result, a small percentage of clients who are using an older browser or operating system (Windows XP and/or Internet Explorer 8, for example) will no longer be able to pay on LTB e-File.

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CICB | March 13, 2017
Practice Direction on Public Access to Hearings

The CICB has a new Practice Direction on Public Access to Hearings. The practice direction clarifies:

  • when hearings will be closed to the public
  • expectations for members of the public who are observing a hearing
  • how the terms of publication bans will be …
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