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 | September 8, 2016
New notice allows victims of sexual and domestic violence to end tenancy in 28 days

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) has changed. Now tenants who are victims of sexual and domestic violence can end their tenancy in 28 days if they believe they or a child living with them may be harmed or injured if they don’t leave the unit. They can give this notice any time during …
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LTB | August 26, 2016
Change to scheduling of hearings in Scarborough and Whitby

The LTB is making changes to the way it schedules hearings in Scarborough (in the Toronto East office) and in Whitby. Currently hearings are scheduled in half day hearing block at these locations. Starting in October 2016, cases will be scheduled in full day hearing blocks. This is how hearing …

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