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About the HRTO


If you believe you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you can file an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). The HRTO resolves claims of discrimination and harassment brought under the Human Rights Code in a fair, just and timely way. The HRTO first offers parties the opportunity to settle the dispute through mediation. If the parties do not agree to mediation, or mediation does not resolve the application, the HRTO holds a hearing.

The HRTO is one of the eight tribunals that make up Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).

Latest News


HRTO | December 21, 2017
Vacancy Notice – Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Practice Advisory Committee

The HRTO Practice Advisory Committee (PAC) has two vacancies for members who regularly represent parties before the HRTO. The PAC has an opening for one member who regularly represents respondents and one member who …
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