The Ontario Review Board annually reviews the status of every person who has been found to be not criminally responsible or unfit to stand trial for criminal offences on account of a mental disorder. The Ontario Review Board is established under the Criminal Code of Canada. The Board is made up of judges, lawyers, psychiatrists, psychologists and public members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
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The foundations for the role and responsibilities of the Ontario Review Board go back to Great Britain in the 17th century and the writings of Sir Matthew Hale.
ORB COVID-19 Update
Commencing April 6th, 2020, all ORB hearings will be conducted electronically as presently scheduled. The ORB will use Zoom Video Communication in order to provide an audio and visual remote connection for all participants. Procedural particulars will be provided to each participant some time in advance of the hearing.
Updates will be provided as/if/when they occur both through email messaging as well as postings on our website.
The ORB Administrative Offices will remain open but will be operating remotely from home positions. Phone lines and email at the ORB will be checked for messages regularly.