News from HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Provides free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario. Other services include public legal education activities across Ontario, law reform and community development activities. Produces a variety of publications and resources including pamphlet, newsletter, information sheets, and website.

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April & May: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: April & May 2017, weekday afternoons

Where: Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto M5J 2H7

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is pleased to announce their next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at their office in April and May 2017.

Posted:
March 17, 2017

October and November 2016: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: Various dates in October and November 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: HALCO office/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station):

Workshop topics: HIV disclosure and the law, sponsoring your family to immigrate, receiving money while on ODSP, medical assistance in dying, Canada's medical marijuana laws.

Posted:
October 06, 2016

Changes in HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario

The changes mean that names and contact information of people who test positive for HIV at anonymous testing clinics may not necessarily be reported to Public Health authorities in Ontario.

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June 23, 2016

TRANSforming JUSTICE survey, interviews, focus groups, and legal education workshops are starting!

HALCO is leading the TRANSforming JUSTICE (Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Ontario) project, which is gathering data from members of trans* communities as well as legal service providers.

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April 25, 2016

Canada's Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations Struck Down by Federal Court

If you are living with HIV in Ontario and have questions about medical marijuana, you can contact the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) for free legal advice.

Posted:
March 04, 2016

March & April: FREE Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: Selected dates in March and April 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto

Workshop topics include medical marijuana, citizenship applications, drug benefit program, criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, and HIV and private insurance.

Posted:
February 10, 2016

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario Autumn/Winter 2015 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue of HALCO News include HALCO court interventions, Low-Income Electricity Support Program, and speciality clinics co-location project, and HALCO updates. 

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December 16, 2015

The summer issue of the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario newsletter is now available

Topics covered in this issue of the HALCO newsletter include minimum wage, social assistance rate increases, medical marijuana updates, and Canadian citizenship law changes.

Posted:
August 31, 2015

HALCO Spring 2015 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include the Supreme Court decision on assisted suicide, remedies under the Ontario Human Rights Code, increases to LAO financial eligibility limits, and new LAO funding.

Posted:
April 27, 2015

Seeking participants for a research study: Immigration status, race/ethnicity, HIV, and the criminal law in Canada

Invited to participate are individuals who identify as non-white or of colour and who have faced criminal charges relating to their HIV status, and community workers/service providers who work with them.

Posted:
March 25, 2015

March & April 2015: Free Workshops at HALCO

When: Various days in March and April 2015

Where: HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto

HALCO is announces their next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at their office in March and April 2015.

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March 03, 2015

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario's Autumn 2014 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include autonomy in medical decision-making at Supreme Court, new sex-worker law, social assistance rate increases, and specialty legal clinics co-location project.

Posted:
November 28, 2014

December 10: On ODSP and Turning 65? Income and Benefits workshop

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto

A workshop on ODSP and Turning 65 will be presented by HALCO Community Legal Worker Jill McNall.

Posted:
November 13, 2014

December 2: Refugees and permanent residents: How can you lose your status in Canada? and Update on Canadian Citizenship Applications workshop

Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario

"Refugees and permanent residents: How can you lose your status in Canada? and Update on Canadian Citizenship Applications" will be presented by HALCO Staff Lawyers John Norquay and Meagan Johnston. 

Posted:
November 11, 2014

November 27: Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure workshop

Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario

A workshop on Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure will be presented by HALCO Executive Director and Lawyer Ryan Peck.

Posted:
November 11, 2014

November 19: Planning Ahead: Powers of Attorney and “Living Wills” workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario

A workshop on Powers of Attorney and Living Wills will be presented by HALCO Staff Lawyer John Nelson.

Posted:
November 11, 2014

November 13: Canada’s New Medical Marijuana (marihuana) Laws Workshop

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario

A workshop on Canada's new medical marijuana laws will be presented by HALCO Staff Lawyer Renée Lang.

Posted:
November 10, 2014

Nov. - Dec.: Free Workshops at HALCO

When: November and December 2014

Where: HALCO Boardroom, 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto

Registration: Please include your name, contact information, organization (if any), and the workshop(s) that you would like to attend:

  • E-Mail to talklaw@halco.org or
  • Phone 416-340-7790, toll-free 1-888-705-8889, or FAX 416-340-7248

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) announces its next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at their office in November and December 2014.

Posted:
October 17, 2014

Autonomy in medical decision-making: HALCO to intervene in assisted dying matter at SCC

HALCO and other groups are among the interveners in Lee Carter, et al v. Attorney General of Canada, et al (Carter) supporting the right to assisted dying.

Posted:
September 03, 2014

Research assistant, committee members needed for Trans* Legal Needs Assessment (Ontario)

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is seeking a research assistant and committee members to assist in the work of the Trans* Legal Needs Assessment (Ontario) project.

Posted:
August 28, 2014