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HALCO Annual General Meeting 2019 – We hope to see you on October 28

Our Annual General Meeting will be Monday evening, October 28, 2019, at 6 pm, at 55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the St. Andrew subway station). Light refreshments will be served … Continue reading

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Ontario government reverses some changes that were planned for Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works

HALCO welcomes the Ontario government decision to reverse some of the changes that were to have been made to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW): ODSP/OW Transition Child Benefit (TCB) will continue changes to the treatment of … Continue reading

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United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: Submission by HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (2019Oct)

In advance of the adoption of the List of Issues Prior to Reporting for Canada’s periodic review under the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Convention), to be held during the 76th Pre-Sessional … Continue reading

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is being eliminated as of September 30, 2019

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board is being eliminated as of September 30, 2019 As we reported in our summer 2019 newsletter (page 8), the Ontario government is eliminating the current approach to compensation for victims of crime and replacing it with an administrative … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting will be October 28, 2019 – please save the date

Our Annual General Meeting will be Monday evening, October 28, 2019, at 6 pm, at 55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the St. Andrew subway station). Light refreshments will be served … Continue reading

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Why HIV testing needs informed consent: Healthy Debate article by HALCO and Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

On September 5, 2019, Healthy Debate published Why HIV testing needs informed consent, which is a response by HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (Legal Network) to the Healthy Debate article Written consent for HIV testing: Time to stop perpetuating … Continue reading

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Ontario’s new 2019 Health and Physical Education Curriculum

In August 2018, the Ontario Minister of Education issued a Directive requiring all elementary public school teachers (grades 1 to 8) to cease using the 2015 Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum and revert to the 2010 version until a … Continue reading

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Federal government provides one-time funding for immigration and refugee law services

On August 12, 2019, the federal government announced that it would provide $25.7 million in one-time funding for immigration and refugee law services in Ontario for the fiscal year of April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Based on this … Continue reading

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HALCO news Summer 2019 is here!

Our HALCO news Summer 2019 edition newsletter is here and includes: Legal Aid Ontario Funding Cuts – Save Our Legal Clinics Criminalization of People Living with HIV – Standing Committee Report Changes to Social Assistance – important ODSP/OW update OHIP+ … Continue reading

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HIV decriminalization changes welcome but not enough: Lawyer’s Daily article by HALCO’s Ryan Peck

On July 17, 2019, the Lawyer’s Daily published an in-depth article by Ryan Peck, HALCO executive director and lawyer. You can access the article on the Lawyer’s Daily website: https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/13764/hiv-decriminalization-changes-welcome-but-not-enough-ryan-peck.  

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