May 17, 2023

Backgrounder on Backlogs

Current backlogs at four key tribunals as reported in latest Tribunals Ontario Annual Report for 2021/22:

Landlord and Tenant Board
Human Rights Tribunal*
Auto Accident Benefits – LAT
Social Benefits Tribunal
32,800 8,979 16,204 9,753 67,736
* This number was omitted from the Annual Report. This figure, as of December 31, 2021, was provided by Tribunals Ontario pursuant to a Freedom of Information request by Tribunal Watch Ontario

Comparison to previous backlogs – more than double

Decrease in # of final discrimination decisions (after a full hearing on the merits of an application) released by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario:

Delays in scheduling first day of hearing – Percentage of applications scheduled
within tribunal’s own performance target in 21/22:

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