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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, at the Ripley’s Aquarium, Toronto. Ryan Peck and Richard Elliott of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network each received the Social Justice in HIV/AIDS Award. … 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).    “Dependent Child” Age Increased The definition of “dependent child/children” for Canada’s immigration law was changed on … 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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HALCO staff changes

There have been some recent staff changes at HALCO: Reluctant farewell to staff lawyer John Nelson After more than 13 years as a staff lawyer with HALCO, John Nelson retired in 2017.  John articled at HALCO in 2003, and joined … Continue reading

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Free workshops at HALCO in November and December 2017

Our free workshops are held in person at the HALCO office/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station).  The workshops in this … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting is tonight!

HALCO Annual General Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 6 p.m.  55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the St. Andrew subway station) – Physically accessible – Scent-free environment – Light refreshments … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting is next Tuesday evening October 17

HALCO Annual General Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 6 p.m.  55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the St. Andrew subway station) – Physically accessible – Scent-free environment – Light refreshments … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting is on October 17, 2017

HALCO Annual General Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 6 p.m.  55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the St. Andrew subway station) – Physically accessible – Scent-free environment – Light refreshments … Continue reading

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