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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.

Latest News


HRTO | May 10, 2016
Changes to the Rules of Procedure

Two changes to the HRTO Rules of Procedure took effect today:

  1. Applicants now have 21 days to file a …
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