The Court of Appeal for Ontario hears appeals that originate in Ontario courts and tribunals. It hears appeals from decisions made by the Superior Court of Justice, which includes the Divisional Court; the Ontario Court of Justice; and the Ontario Review Board.
Although individuals can represent themselves at the Court of Appeal, appeals involve legally complex arguments, and it is recommended that you have a lawyer if possible.
You can review general information about proceeding in the Court of Appeal by clicking on the links below.
The guides on Civil and Family matters are relevant to appeals from civil lawsuits; family law matters, including those relating to divorce, separation, custody, and child protection; and most administrative law matters. The guides on Criminal Law matters are relevant to appeals from criminal proceedings; Ontario Review Board hearings; and provincial offences, including traffic violations.
You can review general information about proceeding in the Court of Appeal by clicking on the links below: