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Interim Relocation
OCPC and OPB will be temporarily moving to 20 Dundas Street West. Please see OPB and OCPC’s page for updated address information.
 
Why relocation?
The OCPC and OPB are two of five tribunals within the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO) cluster. By moving to 20 Dundas St., the OCPC and OPB will join other tribunals within SLASTO.
The move also serves as an interim strategy in preparation for a larger co-location to 25 Grosvenor St. in Toronto, where SLASTO will join other tribunals within the Ministry of the Attorney General. The move to 25 Grosvenor is expected in summer 2018. More details will be communicated to stakeholders in the coming months. 
By co-locating, SLASTO will achieve greater efficiency and improve service levels by fostering closer working relationships among adjudicators and staff and sharing expertise and best practices.
 
What does this mean for you?
OCPC
All documents including applications, submissions, factums, book of authorities should be sent to 20 Dundas St. West.
For matters proceeding to hearing, please be sure to review your ‘Notice of Hearing’, as this will specify the location.
Hearings will still take place at 250 Dundas St. West, 6th Floor, while others may be held at 20 Dundas St. West, 5th Floor or elsewhere throughout the province.
 
OPB
Any documents sent by mail or courier should now be sent to 20 Dundas St. West.  Suite 530, 5th floor, Toronto, M5G 2C2
 
Contact Information
Contact information will remain the same.

OCPC
Public telephone number: 416-314-3004
Toll-free telephone number: 1-800-515-5005
Fax number: 416-314-0198
Toll-free fax number: 1-800-720-5292

OPB
Public telephone number: 416-325-4480
Toll-free telephone number:
1-844-242-0608
Fax number: 416-325-4485

If you have any questions, you may also contact us at:
SLASTOinfo@ontario.ca.  
 

 
 
 
 
LAT, ACRB, FSC Common Rules of Practice Posted
 
Overview
 
From April 27, 2017 to July 31, 2017, the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO) invited stakeholders to submit their comments and feedback on a new set of common Rules of Practice. Based on feedback collected, the Common Rules of Practice and Procedure have been revised and have replaced all previous versions. 
 
Effective October 2, 2017, the new common rules will apply to three of SLASTO’s five constituent tribunals:
 
·                     Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT)
·                     Animal Care Review Board (ACRB)
·                     Fire Safety Commission (FSC)
 
The new common rules are based closely on the 2016 LAT rules currently in place and provides for greater accessibility and simplicity, standardizing processes across the three SLASTO tribunals.
 
To access a copy (PDF or HTML)
 
Highlights
 
Some changes to the Rules include:
 
Rule 13: Access to Hearings
Changes were made to this rule to clarify which Tribunal documents are publicly accessible. The Rule was also simplified to reflect that the Tribunal will generally only provide an audio or video recording of a hearing where required by statute. A party who wishes to make his or her own recording of a hearing may do so if authorized by the Tribunal.
 
Rule 19: Costs
Rule 19.5 (Powers of the Tribunal) was added to elaborate on how the Tribunal will determine costs. Rule 19.6 (Amount of Costs) was added to place a monetary cap of $1000 per day.
 
Rule 21: Applications to Remove Liquor Licence Conditions
The rules regarding notice to the public and the opportunity to file objections have been removed; however, a party may still request an order from the Tribunal that the public be notified of an application to remove conditions. The powers of the Tribunal on an application to remove a liquor licence condition are no longer set out in Rule 21 but can be found in s. 14 of the Liquor Licence Act.
 
Rule 22: Public Interest Proceedings
The definition of ‘objector’ has been simplified and a definition of ‘public interest proceeding’ has been added. An objector’s rights to notice of the case conference and hearing have also been clarified. Objectors are also no longer required to appoint representatives. Finally, rules have been added to clarify the rights of added-party and non-party objectors.
 
Please note that the changes refer to some case types and may not apply to all matters across the three tribunals.
 
 
Future Updates
 
LAT, ACRB and FSC stakeholders can anticipate communication in November 2017 regarding a new set of Practice Directions. The Practice Directions are expected to focus on:
 
·                     Costs;
·                     Adjournments; and
·                      Reconsiderations.
 
Practice Directions support the Rules of Practice and provide guidance about what the tribunal expects of the parties and what the parties can expect of the tribunal. They help parties to understand the rules.
For questions, please contact SLASTO at:
 
EmailSLASTOinfo@ontario.ca
Phone: 416-327-6500 
Toll Free: 1-844-242-0608 
Fax: 416-327-6379 

Address: 
Office of the Executive Chair 
Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario 

250 Dundas Street West, 4th Floor. Suite 401 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2Z5
 
  

 
 
  
The Enterprise Attachment Transfer Service (EATS) 
The Enterprise Attachment Transfer Service (EATS) was launched with AABS and the OCPC as an alternative method for submitting large electronic materials up to 300 MB in size and containing confidential, personal, health and financial information. EATS will help modernize the way we do business and ensure a more efficient, consistent and environmentally friendly way of submitting materials. 
If you would like to submit materials using EATS, please contact a Case Management Officer using one of the emails below and you will be provided with a Welcome Kit that includes guidelines and instructions on how to use EATS.
 
·  To submit OCPC materials using EATS, please contact: OCPCregistrar@ontario.ca.
·    To submit AABS materials using EATS, please contact: AABS@ontario.ca. 
 
*Note: AABS and OCPC are currently the only Tribunals using EATS. If you have a question about submitting materials to your Tribunal, please contact SLASTOsupport@ontario.ca
 

 
 
  The Ontario Parole Board: An Active Partner in Canada’s Journey to Reconciliation 
The Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO) has developed a digital publication entitled; The Ontario Parole Board: An Active Partner in Canada’s Journey to Reconciliation. 
Underpinned by SLASTO’s commitment to reconciliation, the publication explores SLASTO’s efforts in alleviating systemic barriers for Indigenous parole applicants and building relationships with Indigenous partners. It features achievements specifically made to the process of Circle Hearings. 
This publication will be one of a series of special articles as SLASTO continues to improve access to justice for those involved in the parole process. 
 
·                     The Ontario Parole Board: An Active Partner in Canada’s Journey to Reconciliation (PDF or HTML)