What is the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario?

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) receives and deals with complaints of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The HRTO deals with all complaints of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

The Ontario Human Rights Code protects against discrimination in employment, accommodation, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations.

If you feel you have been discriminated against, you can make a complaint to the HRTO by filling out an application. You cannot be punished or threatened with punishment for trying to exercise your rights under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

To find out more about making a complaint, read How do I make a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal?

For More Information

  • Human Rights Complaints Guides - Easy-to-read guides about how to file a claim, how a claim is processed, and how to respond if a complaint is filed against you. From the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
  • Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC) - The HRLSC provides free legal advice and support on human rights issues in Ontario, including help filling out applications to the HRTO. Information is available in many different languages.
  • Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO): Frequently Asked Questions - Find out more about the HRTO, including the meaning of discrimination and harassment, how complaints are dealt with, and what to expect at HRTO hearings.
  • Justice Ontario - This website has information about Ontario's legal system, including family and criminal law, lawsuits, human rights, wills and estates, and tickets and fines. You can get legal information in over 170 languages.
Last updated: October 28, 2015 4001556