HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

HALCO will be closed on Monday May 21, 2018, for the Victoria Day holiday weekend. Our office will re-open on Tuesday May 22 at 9 a.m.

HALCO is a charitable not-for-profit community-based legal clinic that provides free legal services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario, Canada.

You can Contact Us for more information about getting help from HALCO. HALCO also provides a variety of other services including public legal education and law reform activities – please visit Our Services for more information.

Intake Hours for New Inquiries

Our intake hours for new inquiries changed in March 2018, and we now take inquiries on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We do not take new inquiries on Tuesday or Thursday. For new immigration/refugee law inquiries: please call us during our intake hours to request an appointment. Please see our Contact Us  page for more information about getting legal help.

Office Hours

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on government/public holidays). For new inquiries, please see Intake Hours above.


Your privacy is very important to us.  HALCO follows the client confidentiatily rules of the Law Society of Ontario.

Scent-reduced Environment

HALCO is a scent-reduced environment so please avoid wearing scents or fragrances when coming to our office.

HALCO – HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
Phone: 416-340-7790 or
toll-free in Ontario 1-888-705-8889
55 University Avenue, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5J 2H7 
FAX: 416-340-7248

IMPORTANT – If you contact us by email:

  1. The internet is not private.  Email may be blocked or slow to arrive.
  2. Sending us an email does not mean that we are helping you or will be able to help you.
  3. You will not be our client and we will not act for you until we have an agreement with you.
  4. Unless we are already helping you with your legal matter, any information that you send to us will not be considered confidential. Even if we have helped you about other legal matters before, you should not send confidential information to us about new legal matters until we have agreed to advise you.
  5. HALCO follows the client confidentiality rules of the Law Society of Ontario.
  6. We suggest that you contact us by phone or drop in during our intake hours.

HALCO pamphlet

Our HALCO information pamphlet is available in print and on-line. Almost everything that you might want to know about HALCO is in one pamphlet. You can view our HALCO information pamphlet or you can contact us if you would like to request print copies.

HALCO Accessibility, Transit and Parking information

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For information about accessibility, transit and parking please see our Accessibility Information HALCO Accessibility Information page, our HALCO Accessibility, Transit and Parking Information document in pdf document format and word document format, or contact us.

First Nations Acknowledgment

HALCO acknowledges the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, Inuit and Métis relatives, who have been here for thousands of years, for hosting us today and every day.