Administrative Tribunals

… a core term in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100


The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General defines an administrative tribunal as “an autonomous agency that is independent of the provincial government and is responsible for settling disputes between the Province of Ontario and its citizens.”

The Ministry also says:

“An administrative tribunal is also known as an agency, board or commission. … There are approximately 235 administrative tribunals in Ontario. … The administrative tribunals have authority in many sectors. In fact, most ministries have jurisdiction over their own administrative tribunals. For instance, the Ministry of Community and Social Services has jurisdiction over the Social Assistance Review Board; and the Ministry of the Environment has jurisdiction over the Environmental Review Tribunal.”

Atlas topic, subject, and course

Courts, Tribunals, and Commissions (core topic) in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100 Governance and Institutions.


Ministry of the Attorney General, Guidelines for Administrative Tribunals, at, accessed 15 November 2016.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 15 November 2016.