Apply to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

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Apply to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

If you think a landlord has discriminated against you, you can apply to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario within 1 year after it happened.

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre has an online tool to help you figure out if what happened to you is considered discrimination under the Human Rights Code.

If you need help filing an application, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre can help you understand the process.

The Tribunal is like a court, but less formal. First it will try to get both sides to make an agreement about how to settle the case. If there is no agreement, the Tribunal will hold a hearing to decide the case. At the hearing, a Tribunal member will listen to evidence and legal arguments from both sides.

After holding a hearing, the Tribunal can make different kinds of orders. For example, it could order the landlord to rent to you. Or it could order the landlord to change their policies about tenant selection, or take an educational course about discrimination.

The Tribunal could order the landlord to pay you money to compensate you for not respecting your human rights.

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Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
Reviewed: August 31, 2016

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