Providing Representation at Agency, Board, or Commission, Hearings
Administrative tribunals review and adjudicate various matters involving disputes between private citizens or between citizens and various levels of government, or between the commercial sector and certain levels of government, as well as by providing regulatory body governance that often involves the oversight, licensing, and disciplinary proceedings, of professional persons. Tribunals, as agencies, boards, and commissions (ABC's), number in the hundreds.
Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario
A few of the busiest tribunals in Ontario include, among many others:
- The Landlord Tenant Board (LTB);
- The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO);
- The Safety Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals of Ontario
- The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB).
The LTB and the HRTO are just two tribunals within a cluster of eight tribunals that are known as the Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario (SJTO). Altogether, the tribunals within the SJTO resolve about 100,000 matters each year.
As a 'cluster within the SJTO cluster', the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunal Ontario (SLASTO) includes the following:
- The Animal Care Review Board (ACRB);
- The Fire Safety Commission (FSC);
- The License Appeal Tribunal (LAT);
- The Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC); and
- The Ontario Parole Board (OPB).
The mandate of SLASTO is to preside over matters relating to the protection of people and animals and to do so in serving both public safety as well as the overall public interest.
For details of the specific cases where representation services are currently available, please call to discuss details of your matter.