On January 25th, Michael Gottheil was appointed as Executive Chair of the recently formed Social Justice Tribunals Ontario. This cluster brings together the Child and Family Services Board, Custody Review Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Landlord and Tenant Board, Ontario Special Education Tribunal (French and English) and the Social Benefits Tribunal.

Mr. Gottheil has been Executive Chair of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO) since 2009. He was that cluster’s first Executive Chair, responsible for establishing and directing that cluster’s strategic direction. Previously, he was chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, where he led a fundamental transformation of Ontario’s human rights system.

Mr. Gottheil is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the bar in 1987. In 1991, he co-founded the Ottawa law firm of Engelmann Gottheil, where he primarily focused on labour, employment and human rights law. He has served as part-time faculty at Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa Law School, and is a frequent speaker on administrative law.