Language Services

French Language Services

The SBT’s documents and forms are available in both French and English. SBT proceedings can be conducted in English, French or in both languages. If your appeal 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 tell the SBT as soon as possible.

Social Justice Tribunals Ontario 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 SBT can provide interpreters for hearings for languages other than French or English, including sign language. You can request an interpreter on page 2 of the appeal form. If you have already submitted your appeal form but need to request an interpreter, contact the SBT as soon as possible. It can take time to arrange an interpreter; so please make your request well in advance of your hearing.

All correspondence submitted to the SBT must be in English or French. The SBT does not provide translation services, including translating correspondence from French to English or English to French.