The Ontario Court of Justice is the largest court in the country. We hear approximately 590,000 criminal charges, millions of provincial offences such as traffic tickets, and serve 25,000 families in crisis annually. The Court sits in close to 200 locations throughout the province. We can be found in remote communities, in small rural cities and in large urban centres.
We serve the people of Ontario by providing independent, fair and accessible justice. The Court’s judges and justices of the peace preside over adult criminal, youth criminal, family law, child welfare, and provincial offence matters, in accordance with the jurisdiction conferred upon the Court by the laws of the Province of Ontario and Canada.
Each community, like every case, is unique. I am proud of the dedication of the over 700 judicial officers of the Ontario Court of Justice who work to bring justice to your communities every day. They fulfill their duties as independent and impartial officers of the law in service to the people of Ontario.
This website is one expression of our commitment to providing accessible and relevant information that we hope is useful, whether you are a student, a litigant or curious about justice in Ontario. It also aims to ensure ongoing value for members of the legal profession and the Bench. We have retained and reformatted our content and included links to other sites to help provide you with an integrated view of the justice system.
We welcome your feedback.
Annemarie E. Bonkalo
Ontario Court of Justice
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