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HALCO’s Ryan Peck to receive 2016 Sidney B. Linden Award

Ryan Peck, HALCO’s executive director (and lawyer), has been awarded the 2016 Sidney B. Linden Award. This award from Legal Aid Ontario recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to assisting low-income Ontarians in the pursuit of access to … Continue reading

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HALCO news Autumn/Winter 2016 newsletter is here!

Our HALCO news Autumn/Winter 2016 edition newsletter includes: HALCO Open House, 2016 Annual General Meeting, and Annual Report HALCO’s New Office HALCO Welcomes Donation of Guta Kaufman Oil Paintings Federal Government Recognizes Over-criminalization of People with HIV New Canadian Coalition … Continue reading

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Ontario Provincial Ministerial Roundtable on Criminal Law and HIV

The Ontario Provincial Ministerial Roundtable on Criminal Law and HIV met on December 5, 2016.  Participating in the meeting were: Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues Tracy MacCharles, Minister of the Environment Glen Murray, as well as … Continue reading

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Trans* identified and living with or affected by HIV?

Trans identified people living with or affected by HIV are invited to participate in a confidential interview on accessing justice as part of the TRANSforming JUSTICE project. Information about the project is available on our website, at www.halco.org/our-services/trans-legal-needs-assessment-ontario. If you … Continue reading

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Progress for people living with HIV in prison

A recent landmark resolution of a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) has resulted in a number of positive changes for people living with HIV in prison in Canada. A person with HIV filed a human … Continue reading

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New report: ‘Callous, Cold and Deliberately Duplicitous’: Racialization, Immigration and the Representation of HIV Criminalization

This research report by Eric Mykhalovskiy, Colin Hastings, Chris Sanders, Michelle Hayman, and Laura Bisaillon is available on-line at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2874409. The report explores mainstream Canadian newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure criminal cases in Canada. It pays particular attention to how defendants’ … Continue reading

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New Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization

People living with HIV, community workers, lawyers and academics from across the country met in Toronto in October 2016 to officially launch the new Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization.  Ryan Peck, HALCO executive director/lawyer was there. The Coalition was … Continue reading

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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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