French language services
The HRTO’s documents and forms are available in both French and English. HRTO mediations and hearings can be conducted in English, French or in both languages. If the application or the response is filed in French, a bilingual member will be assigned to your hearing. If you filed in English but would prefer to continue in French please advise the HRTO as soon as possible.
The HRTO is one of seven expert adjudicative tribunals that form Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO). SJTO is committed to ensuring that French language services are clearly visible, easily accessible, publicized and of equivalent quality to services offered in English. See the SJTO’s French Language Services Policy for more information.
Languages other than English or French
The HRTO can provide interpreters for mediations and hearings for languages other than French or English, including sign language at no charge. Make your request for an interpreter to the HRTO as soon as possible and well in advance of your hearing or mediation.
Please note that all correspondence submitted to the HRTO must be in English or French. The HRTO does not provide translation services. This includes translating correspondence from French to English or English to French.