Ensuring independent and accessible tribunals
Tribunals provide everyday justice in many important areas that affect the
lives of many people, more than the courts do.
Public confidence in the administration of justice requires that tribunals and
their adjudicators be treated as judicial bodies, and not like operational
agencies or advisory boards
This requires tribunals that are independent and impartial, competent and
expert, and also fair, timely, inclusive and accessible.
Many parts of Ontario’s adjudicative tribunal system have been in a crisis –
with politicized appointments and reappointments, loss of expertise,
inaccessible processes and long delays.
Tribunal Watch Ontario is a public interest organization with a mission to:
monitor Ontario’s adjudicative tribunal system,
advocate for adjudicative independence, and
promote access to justice.
We will monitor new appointments to ensure that candidates
are selected following a competitive process.
We will advocate for appointment and reappointment processes that are
inclusive, transparent, merit-based, and free from political influence.
We will advocate for dispute resolution processes
that are fair, expert, timely and accessible