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Administrative Tribunals

As Canadian societies became more complex economically, technologically and culturally, the number of special-purpose federal and provincial bodies proliferated. For example, between 1945 and 1984, the number of government agencies in Ontario nearly doubled. At last count, Ontario had 560 agencies.

Some of the more important adjudicative agencies, or "tribunals," in the province are highlighted below.
Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT)

Once all the decision-making levels within the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) have been exhausted, a worker or employer may appeal the WSIB's decision to the WSIAT. In most cases, a worker has six months to file an appeal.

WSIAT hearings have both "inquisitorial" and "adversarial" aspects. An appeal hearing typically lasts a half day.

Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB)
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO)
Ontario Labour Review Board (OLRB)
Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT)
MPAC and the Assessment Review Board (ARB)
Other Tribunals