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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HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

This issue includes updates on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, improvement to Canada's immigration medical inadmissiblity regime, and more.

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August 14, 2018

Pet care for people in crisis

Thanks to Jill McNall, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), for assembling this information about pet care for people in crisis.

Posted:
July 16, 2018

Ontario court confirms that all patients have the right to equitable, non-discriminatory access to medical services

Ontario's Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) has ruled that doctors cannot put their personal religious beliefs ahead of patients' rights to health care.

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February 05, 2018

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, and more.

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November 30, 2017

Immigration and Citizenship Law Updates: 'Dependent Child' Age Increase, Citizenship Law changes, and Important Citizenship Information for Refugees

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario has put together an update on some changes to immigration law. 

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November 15, 2017

November and December 2017: Free workshops at HALCO

When: November and December 2017

Where: Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway

Everyone is welcome to attend these workshops, but space is limited so registration is required. 

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October 24, 2017

June 22: Early termination by tenants experiencing domestic or sexual violence – issues and implications

When: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Where: 55 University Ave., Toronto, 15th floor, and remotely via webinar

This session is for community legal clinic staff and students, private bar, and legal staff of organizations providing services to tenants or to victims of violence or abuse.

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June 07, 2017

HALCO news Spring 2017 newsletter is now available

This issue includes Ryan Peck receives Sidney B. Linden Award, unjust HIV-related criminal prosecutions, EI waiting period reduction, HIV and private insurance.

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April 21, 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Posted:
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