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


SBT | December 11, 2017
Parties to a Disability Appeal Can Soon Agree to Settle at the Hearing

Starting January 1, Social Benefits Tribunal appellants and the Disability Adjudication Unit of the Ministry of Community and Social Services will be able to agree to settle a disability appeal during the hearing.

If the two sides agree on a way to settle the appeal, they will be asked to put …

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CICB | December 11, 2017
Rules and Practice Direction Posted for Review and Comment

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) has posted new Rules of Procedure and a proposed Practice Direction on Alleged Offenders for review and comment by members of the community and its stakeholders.

These changes are intended to improve transparency of the CICB and access to its …

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