On September 11, 2014, after a competitive selection process, Ron Franklin was appointed to the Practice Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO).  As set out on the HRTO’s website, the Practice Advisory Committee,

…serve[s] as a resource for consultation and feedback about policies, practices, rules, practice directions and services. The Committee will focus on the effectiveness of those aspects of the Tribunal’s work as they relate to the Tribunal’s mandate to provide fair, just and expeditious process for the resolution (by way of mediation and adjudication) of proceedings before it…

Ron is one of three members who were selected in large part because they regularly represent applicants at the HRTO.  Because he frequently represents employees and other individuals who believe that they have been discriminated against or harassed in mediation, summary hearings, and full hearings at the HRTO, he knows how important it is for applicants to have a meaningful say in the way that the HRTO carries out its public interest mandate, and is very excited about the prospect of representing their interests on the Practice Advisory Committee.  If you would like to learn more about the Practice Advsiory Committee, click here.