Forms and Filing
The HRTO encourages the parties to use the SmartForm Application and SmartForm Response. SmartForms make the application and response process easier by helping you accurately complete the forms on your computer. The advantages of using SmartForms are:
- SmartForms can be saved, printed and submitted electronically
- SmartForms can be processed more quickly
- SmartForms show you only the fields you need to fill out
- SmartForms only ask you the questions that are relevant to your application or response
Computer Requirements for Using SmartForm
PC users: Complete and submit your SmartForm using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 8 or higher). You can download this free software.
Apple Mac users: Complete and submit the SmartForm using your Safari browser. Do not submit the form using Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro.
To complete your SmartForm
Step 2: Download the SmartForm by clicking on the Apply or Respond with SmartForm icon.
Apple Mac users: Download the form in your Safari browser. If you saved the form to your desktop, make sure to open it with Safari before submitting it - you can’t submit the application directly from Adobe Reader.
Step 3: Answer all questions by clicking on the checkboxes and typing your answers in the text boxes. Save your form as you go along. You can save your form and come back to finish it another time. You can also print your form at any time by clicking the “Print” button.
Apple Mac users: If you have saved the form to your desktop to complete later, control (Ctrl) click on the Smart Form and open it in your Safari browser before submitting the form.
Step 4: When you are finished, click the “Submit to HRTO” button at the bottom of the form. If a required section is not complete, the SmartForm will prompt you to add the information before you continue. Once you click “Submit to HRTO”, a securely coded copy of your completed SmartForm will be sent to the HRTO and a letter will appear in your browser confirming that the HRTO has received your application or response. The letter will include a submission reference number (e.g. 2015-11-06-10-10-428500). Print and save a copy of this letter for your records.
Sending attachments (if applicable): Try to use the boxes on the form to provide the requested information. However, if you need to add attachments send a separate email with the attachments to HRTO.Registrar@ontario.ca. Include your submission reference number in the “Subject” line.
Other Ways to File
All forms, except for the application and response forms, must be:
- delivered to the other parties named in the application
- filed with the HRTO together with a completed Form 23, Statement of Delivery
Forms and Guides
Forms are in Word format (.doc) and may download directly onto your computer. Guides are in PDF format (.pdf). If you need a form or guide in print or alternate formats like large print or braille, contact us.
Plain Language Guide
A Guide to Mediation at Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
Guide to Preparing for a Hearing before the HRTO
Form 2: Response
Form 3: Reply
Form 4A Litigation Guardian on Behalf of a Minor (effective October 1, 2013)
Form 4B: Litigation Guardian: Mental Incapacity (effective October 1, 2013)
Form 5: Request to Intervene
Form 6: Notice of Commission Intervention (with Consent)
Form 7: Application by Commission
Form 8: Response to Commission Application
Form 9: Request to Withdraw
Form 10: Request for Order during Proceedings
Form 11: Response to a Request for Order during Proceedings
Form 12: Request for Tribunal-ordered Inquiry
Form 13: Response to Request for Tribunal-ordered Inquiry
Form 14: Request to Expedite Proceeding
Form 15: Response to Request to Expedite Proceeding
Form 16: Request for Interim Remedy
Form 17: Response to Request for Interim Remedy
Form 18: Application for Contravention of Settlement
Form 19: Response to Application for Contravention of Settlement
Form 20: Request for Reconsideration
Form 21: Response to Request for Reconsideration
Form 22: Commission Application to Request Stated Case
Form 23: Statement of Delivery
Form 24: Summons to Witness
Form 25: Settlement
Form 26: Request for Summary Hearing
Form 27: Application on behalf of someone who consents (effective October 1, 2013)
Form 28: Notice of Intervention by Bargaining Agent
Mediation Confidentiality Agreement
You can file forms with the HRTO in the following ways:
655 Bay St. 14th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2A3
Tribunal of Ontario
655 Bay St. 14th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2A3
If you require a form for a file that was opened with the Ontario Human Rights Commission before June 30, 2008 and was later transferred to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, please call 416-326-1312 or email: HRTO.Registrar-Transition@ontario.ca