HRTO Associate Chair

Agency Title:
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Social Justice Tribunals Ontario)
Position Title:
Associate Chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
Posting Date:
August 23, 2013
PAS File #
Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO) is a cluster of seven adjudicative
tribunals responsible for resolving a wide range of applications, appeals and
complaints brought under eight important public policy statutes. The Human
Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) is one of SJTO’s constituent tribunals.
As the Associate Chair of the HRTO, you bring proven leadership skills to the
SJTO to ensure the delivery of efficient, effective and high quality adjudicative
and dispute resolution services. You will be responsible for providing day-to-day
oversight of the tribunal and hear applications under the Ontario Human Rights
Code. Working within a challenging, fast-paced and demanding environment,
the position requires confidence, compassion, critical thinking and superior
interpersonal and communications skills. You will also work within a collegial
environment that is committed to SJTO’s core values of accessibility, fairness,
independence, timeliness, transparency, professionalism and public service.
The Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act,
2009 provides that all appointments shall be made through a competitive, meritbased process, with criteria for appointments that include:
1. Experience, knowledge or training in the subject matter and legal
issues dealt with by the tribunal.
2. Aptitude for impartial adjudication.
3. Aptitude for applying alternative adjudicative practices and procedures
that may be set out in the tribunal's rules.
In addition to demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, applicants
should have the qualifications set out in the position description for an Associate
Chair of SJTO which is available at:
Applicants must be able and willing to travel (with accommodation as required).
More Information:
Appointment is by Order-in-Council for an initial two year term, subject to
renewal for a maximum of 10 years.
Annual remuneration of $146,700 plus benefits in accordance with the benefit
entitlements of the Senior Management Group of the Ontario Public Service.
This position is based in Toronto with travel.
To learn more about Social Justice Tribunals Ontario please go to
Closing Date:
September 13, 2013
You can apply online, via email, fax, mail or hand delivery.
How to Apply:
To apply online please visit the PAS website at WWW.PAS.GOV.ON.CA.
To apply by email, fax, mail or hand delivery, a downloadable application form is
available at WWW.PAS.GOV.ON.CA.
Government appointees reflect the diversity of the people of Ontario and deliver services and
decisions in a non-partisan, professional, ethical and competent manner with a commitment to the
principles and values of public service.
If appointed, you will be subject to the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 and Conflict of Interest
Rules. Information is available on the Conflict of Interest Commissioner’s website: You may also be subject to other statutes, regulations, rules or
directives that currently exist or may be established which are applicable to agencies, boards or
All applications for the position of Associate Chair must quote the file number PAS-1356 and be
received by the closing date. Written applications must be signed and received by email, fax, mail or
hand delivery no later than September 13, 2013 and addressed to:
Public Appointments Secretariat
Room 2440, Whitney Block
99 Wellesley St. West
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1W4
Fax: (416) 327- 2633
We thank all interested applicants but only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.