Yearly Archives: 2017

A step towards ending unjust HIV criminalization – Un pas pour cesser la criminalisation injuste du VIH

(Voir plus bas pour la version française.) A step towards ending unjust HIV criminalization On World AIDS Day after years of advocacy by community organizations, both the federal and Ontario governments recognized the need to limit the “overcriminalization of HIV” … Continue reading

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Changements à la Loi sur l’Immigration et la Citoyenneté

(English:  www.halco.org/2017/news/immigration-and-citizenship-law-updates) Plusieurs changements importants ont été apportés aux lois canadiennes en lien avec l’immigration et la citoyenneté. Le feuillet de renseignement sur les Changements à la Loi sur l’Immigration et la Citoyenneté offre plus de renseignements :  www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Changements_à_la_Loi_sur_l’Immigration.FR2017Nov-HALCO.pdf Changements à … Continue reading

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HIV Criminalization: Governments of Canada and Ontario make important announcements

Today, World AIDS Day, the Governments of Canada and Ontario made important announcements about limiting the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. As we anticipated, the federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould released a statement and her department’s report on the criminal justice … Continue reading

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HALCO Autumn 2017 Newsletter is here!

Our HALCO news Autumn 2017 newsletter includes: HALCO Annual General Meeting, Annual Report and Strategic Plan End Unjust HIV Criminalization – Community Consensus Statement Positive Changes to Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program OHIP+ Prescription Drug Benefits for … Continue reading

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Add your voice: end the unjust criminalization of HIV – Ajoutez votre voix : cesser la criminalisation injuste du VIH

As a founding member of the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) /  la Coalition canadienne pour réformer la criminalisation du VIH (CCRCV), HALCO shares this important CCRHC/CCRCV announcement with you: Voir plus bas pour la version française. November … Continue reading

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Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll 2017 – Six new inductees include Ryan Peck, HALCO executive director

The Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) held its annual Honour Roll Celebration on Wednesday November 15, 2017. Ryan Peck and Richard Elliott of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network each received the Social Justice in HIV/AIDS Award. Christian Hui and Adrian Betts … Continue reading

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Immigration and Citizenship Law Updates

There have been some important changes to Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship laws. Our Immigration and Citizenship Law Updates info sheet provides more information: www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Immigration-and-Citizenship-Law-Updates-2017Nov-HALCO.pdf). (Français : www.halco.org/2017/news/changements-a-la-loi-sur-limmigration-et-la-citoyennete)  “Dependent Child” Age Increased The definition of “dependent child/children” for Canada’s immigration law was … Continue reading

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Positive Changes to Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

The Ontario government has made some very positive changes to OW and ODSP.  The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) prepared a summary that is available on the ISAC website:  http://incomesecurity.org/public-education/positive-changes-to-ow-and-odsp-changements-positifs-apportes-a-ot-et-au-posph/ (English and French).  The ISAC summary includes links to documents that … Continue reading

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Endorse the CCRHC Consensus Statement: End Unjust Prosecutions for HIV Non-disclosure

Le texte français suit We find ourselves at a crucial moment in our efforts to reform discriminatory and unjust laws and practices that criminalize people living with HIV. The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) has developed a Community … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual Report and Strategic Plan

We are very pleased to announce our Annual Report 2016-2017, which was presented at our Annual General Meeting on October 17, 2017.  In addition to information about our direct legal services, it provides an overview of our law reform, community … Continue reading

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