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Federal government recognizes over-criminalization of people with HIV

World AIDS Day is December 1.  As we remember and honour those who died, we continue, alongside people living with HIV and allies, to fight for social justice every day. While there remains no cure for HIV, currently available medications … Continue reading

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HALCO’s Ryan Peck speaks at Pride Parliament Policy & Legislation Panel

Ryan Peck, HALCO’s executive director (and lawyer), was very pleased to speak at the Pride Parliament Policy & Legislation Panel, which took place on October 25, 2016, at the heart of Canada’s government – Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Organized by … Continue reading

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TRANSforming JUSTICE survey will be closing November 21, 2016

The TRANSforming JUSTICE (Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Ontario) project survey for trans* community members will be closing the day after the Trans Day of Remembrance. The survey will be available until 11:59 pm on Monday November 21, 2016. The survey … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual Report 2015-2016 is here!

We are pleased to announce our Annual Report 2015-2016, which was presented to our membership at our Annual General Meeting on October 26, 2016. The report includes: highlights of our casework, law reform and public legal education activities a variety of … Continue reading

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HALCO welcomes donation of Helena Kaufman oil paintings

HALCO was delighted to receive a donation of three beautiful original oil paintings created by the late Helena Kaufman (née Guta Minc). Several large walls that were blankly boring are now the perfect backdrop for her lovely abstract works. Visitors … Continue reading

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Space still available: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO in November 2016

Our free workshops are held in person at the HALCO/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Meeting Room C-2, Toronto. (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station): Canadian Immigration: Sponsoring Your … Continue reading

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HALCO Open House and Annual General Meeting is Tomorrow!

HALCO Open House and Annual General Meeting Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Open House: 4:30 to 6:30 pm Meeting and Panel: 6:30 pm 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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Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO in October and November 2016

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

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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 pm 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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