Category Archives: News

HIV and the Criminal Law in Canada – Important Update

On December 1, 2018, the government of Canada announced a new directive to help limit unjust prosecutions against people living with HIV in Canada. The directive, which will take effect on Saturday, December 8, 2018, governs federal prosecutors who handle … Continue reading

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Ontario Social Assistance Review – Important ODSP Update

Ontario Social Assistance Review – Important ODSP Update On November 22, 2018, the province of Ontario announced a new direction for social assistance in Ontario. The proposed changes relate to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), … Continue reading

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 Power Up Workshop on November 28, 2018 in Ottawa

The AIDS Committee of Ottawa is presenting Power Up Workshop on November 28, 2018 on U = U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) and PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). HALCO’s Ryan Peck will be presenting on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. Other speakers include … Continue reading

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End HIV Criminalization: Endorse the CCRHC’s call to the federal government / Cesser la criminalisation du VIH : appuyez l’appel de la CCRCV au gouvernement fédéral

Please see the message below calling for organizations to endorse the Statement on HIV criminalization from the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) / Coalition canadienne pour réformer la criminalisation du VIH (CCRCV). Further to the message below, we encourage … Continue reading

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Ontario’s new “Consumption and Treatment Services” plan – open letter from HALCO and other organizations

The Ontario government has announced plans to replace supervised consumption sites (SCS) and low-barrier overdose prevention sites (OPS) with “Consumption and Treatment Services” (CTS). HALCO, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian … Continue reading

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2018 Kreppner Award Winner: Mikiki

We are very pleased to announce that Mikiki is the recipient of our 2018 Kreppner Award, which was presented at our Annual General Meeting on October 23, 2018. The late James Kreppner, who died in 2009, was a great and … Continue reading

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Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act / Loi sur les bons samaritains secourant les victimes de surdose

We are sharing this important announcement from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council. If you are living with HIV in Ontario and have questions about this or any other legal issue, please contact us at … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual Report 2017-2018 is here!

We are very pleased to announce our Annual Report 2017-2018, which was presented at our Annual General Meeting on October 23, 2018.  In addition to information about our direct legal services, it provides an overview of our law reform, community … Continue reading

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From the AIDS crisis to the Opioid crisis: the importance of activism panel – HALCO AGM next Tuesday, October 23, 2018

HALCO Annual General Meeting Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 6 pm At 55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Meeting Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the accessible St. Andrew subway station).  The meeting space is physically accessible and … Continue reading

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Save Ontario’s Overdose Prevention Sites and Safe Consumption Services Event

Save Ontario’s Overdose Prevention Sites and Safe Consumption Services Event When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. Where: 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the accessible St. Andrew subway station) … Continue reading

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