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HALCO Open House and Annual General Meeting-October 26, 2016

HALCO Open House and Annual General Meeting Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Open House: 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Meeting and Panel: 6:30 p.m. at HALCO’s new office 55 University Avenue, Suite 1400 (14th floor), Toronto (just south of King Street West) … Continue reading

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Important: Change to the way social assistance recipients access Ontario Drug Benefits

As we reported in our summer newsletter (page 6), the Ontario government is changing the way that people who receive OW, ODSP, and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) access their Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program benefits. The ODB … Continue reading

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Welcome back Glenn Betteridge!

HALCO is pleased to announce that Glenn Betteridge has joined our staff team as a staff lawyer (on contract). In 2000, Glenn joined HALCO as staff lawyer. In 2002-2003, he was acting legal director for a year while our then … Continue reading

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HALCO Summer newsletter is here!

Our HALCO news Summer 2016 newsletter is here!  It includes: HALCO Open House and 2016 Annual General Meeting – Save the date Important change to HIV testing and reporting in Ontario New guide: Women living with HIV and Intimate Partner … Continue reading

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TRANSforming JUSTICE: September 27, 2016, focus group and workshop for trans identified people living with or affected by HIV

The TRANSforming JUSTICE project invites trans identified people in Ontario who are living with or affected by HIV to participate in a focus group and legal education workshop:     Tuesday September 27th, 2016     at 99 Gerrard Street East, Toronto … Continue reading

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HALCO makes submissions on the future of immigration in Canada

In our written submissions to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada’s consultation on the future of immigration in Canada, we focussed on Section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). This section sets out that an individual is inadmissible … Continue reading

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HALCO welcomes Julia Brown as our new staff lawyer!

Julia Brown joined us as staff lawyer in August 2016. She articled and worked at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, a leading boutique litigation firm in Toronto, for 2 years. Julia has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, … Continue reading

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Payday Loans from The Cash Store or Instaloans?

If you took a Payday loan or line of credit from The Cash Store or Instaloans in Ontario on or after September 1, 2011, you can collect money owed to you from class action lawsuit settlements. You must file a … Continue reading

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New Guide: Women living with HIV and intimate partner violence (in English and French)

Women living with HIV and intimate partner violence: Questions & Answers / Femmes vivant avec le VIH et violence au sein d’une relation intime : Questions et réponses. This new guide is for women, including trans women, who are living … Continue reading

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Important Change to HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario

The reporting regulation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) has changed:  the 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. … Continue reading

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