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In the foreground, a man and a woman who are the respondents consult during a break in the hearing. In the background, the applicants and their lawyer also talk. Both sides are seated at desks in the hearing room.

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 | November 7, 2017
New Videos Show What Hearings and Mediations are Like

New videos posted to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) website show people what a mediation and hearing at the HRTO might really be like.

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