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January 19: Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers: Legal Training for Service Providers

Information from Connecting Communities Project: Are you working with migrants, people without legal status, women facing gender-based violence, or sex workers or women who may sell sexual or erotic services? 

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Connecting Communities

People who don't speak English or French and people who live in rural or remote communities face significant barriers to accessing the legal information and services they need. A project of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), Connecting...

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Do you know when your client's problem is legal?

Figuring out if your client has a legal problem, or an issue that could turn into a legal problem, is important because it can help them take action or avoid more serious problems. Find out...

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Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act Wallet Cards Now Available

From a Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network news release: With Canada's fatal overdose crisis...

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How are women with disabilities affected by violence that is different from other women?

From a Q&A between Legal Aid Ontario and Family Service Toronto: Often overlooked, women with disabilities can experience unique types of abuse. According to one study, women with disabilities are two times as likely to report...

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Ontario will limit its prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases

The Ontario government announced Friday, World AIDS day, that Crown attorneys will no longer prosecute cases of HIV-positive individuals who don't disclose their status to their sexual partner, where the individual has a...

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Feds pledge to fund mercury treatment facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation

The federal government has committed to funding a treatment centre for an Ontario community plagued by mercury contamination, says Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister.

Fobister said Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott delivered the news...

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HALCO Autumn 2017 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include: HIV criminalization, changes to OW and ODSP, OHIP+ prescription drug benefits, increases to Ontario's minimum wage, employment changes coming.

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  • HALCO Annual General Meeting...
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Port Hope homeowners in the dark about dangerously high levels of lead on their property

The swing set outside Ron Marston's house warms him with a smile and then a shudder.

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New Patient Navigators to Assist Every Person Diagnosed with Dementia to Access the Right Care

From a Government of Ontario news release: Ontario will connect every person diagnosed with dementia with a patient navigator by expanding the proven First Link program to every community across the province, making access to care...

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