LAT-AABS Canvassing-based scheduling model launched
The Licence Appeal Tribunal - Automobile Accident Benefits Service (LAT–AABS) is expanding a canvassing-based scheduling model to all oral adjudicative events.
This model is responsive to the needs of our stakeholders and will allow all AABS parties to actively participate in the scheduling of their oral adjudicative events by selecting case conference and hearing dates that work best for them.
In 2020, LAT-AABS conducted a pilot project to canvass parties for preferred dates for first case conference events on catastrophic files. Given the success of the pilot and the positive feedback we have received, we are expanding this model to all LAT-AABS parties.
This process will now be fully managed by the LAT-AABS scheduling unit. Starting March 21, 2022, LAT-AABS parties will receive an email that provides available dates for their upcoming case conference or oral hearing. Parties can then select three preferred dates for consideration.
If you have any questions, please contact us at AABSscheduling@ontario.ca.
For more information, see communications from Tribunals Ontario: English and French
Tribunals Ontario Launches “Tribunals Ontario Portal”
On December 8, 2021, Tribunals Ontario launched the Tribunals Ontario Portal. The Landlord Tenant Board (LTB) is the first tribunal to implement the new case management system. At this time, parties can access certain features and submit most commonly used L1, L2, T2 and T6 LTB applications. In Spring 2022, the Tribunals Ontario Portal will be enhanced to include more online application forms and additional features such as self-scheduling for the LTB. Over the next three years, the Tribunals Ontario Portal will also be expanded to more tribunals, boards, and commissions. For more information, click here.
Tribunals Ontario Expanding Access Terminals to all Tribunals
Effective November 25th, any party set to appear before a tribunal, and who does not have access to a telephone, computer, and/or the internet, may make a request for access to the terminals. If the request is granted, the parties using the terminal will participate in their hearing electronically.
Tribunals Ontario’s access terminal hearing centres are located at:
For more information, please click here.
Tribunals Ontario Updated Practice Direction - Effective November 30, 2020, Tribunals Ontario has an updated Practice Direction on Hearing Formats. The Practice Direction includes information about how Tribunals will determine the format of a hearing, and how parties may request different hearing formats. Matters will proceed via telephone, video or written hearings unless a different format is required as an accommodation for an Ontario Human Rights Code-related need, or unless a party can establish that the specified hearing format will result in an unfair hearing.
For more information, see communications from Tribunals Ontario: English and French, as well as the Practice Direction.