What Services Does the HRLSC Provide?

The HRLSC provides legal advice and assistance to people across Ontario who have experienced discrimination.

We can help you:

  • Resolve a dispute involving your rights under the Human Rights Code
  • File an application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • Take your application to mediation or a hearing at the Tribunal
  • Enforce an Order of the Tribunal if the Tribunal finds that you have experienced discrimination

Legal services, including representation, are provided on a stage-by-stage basis – for settlement negotiations, for filing, for mediation and for a hearing. This allows us to match the level and extent of service at each stage to a number of factors including the needs of the individual, the merits of the claim and the complexity of the evidentiary and legal issues.

Learn more about our eligibility for legal support services.

How to Get Help

Have You Experienced Discrimination?

Use our quick online tool to figure out if you’ve experienced discrimination under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.


Learn more about filing applications, mediations, your legal options and more.

Contact Us

If you’ve used the online tool, have reviewed our How-to section, and still can’t find an answer, get in touch with HRLSC.