Category Archives: News

Legal Aid Ontario refugee and immigration law services will continue after July 1, 2017

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) announced that they will not be making the previously proposed cuts that were to have taken effect on July 1, 2017.  You can find more information in the announcement on the LAO website: www.legalaid.on.ca/en/news/newsarchive/2017-06-26_refugee-services-will-continue.asp. However, we … Continue reading

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HALCO is seeking a staff lawyer

HALCO is seeking a staff lawyer.  Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 14, 2017,  5 p.m. (E.S.T.) For more information, please see the posting (pdf): www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/HALCO_staff_lawyer_position_2017.pdf.

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HALCO marks National Indigenous Day and commits to Reconciliation

In solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and in support of Reconciliation, the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) celebrates June as National Indigenous Month and June 21 as National Indigenous Day.  Our office will be closed on June 21 to … Continue reading

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HALCO is seeking an immigration lawyer

HALCO is seeking a lawyer to provide immigration law services. This is a one-year contract position, commencing on September 11, 2017, to cover a parental leave. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5 p.m. For more information, … Continue reading

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Intersection Between Clinic Law and Health: Responding to Issues Faced by People With HIV

As we reported in our previous What’s New post and in our Spring 2017 newsletter, Ryan Peck, HALCO’s executive director and lawyer, was awarded the 2016 Sidney B. Linden Award from Legal Aid Ontario. An excerpt from Ryan’s acceptance speech … Continue reading

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HALCO Kreppner Awards 2017 – Call for Nominations

Nominations for HALCO’s 2017 Kreppner Awards are now being accepted.  Perhaps there is someone you would like to nominate? The Kreppner Awards were established by the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) in honour of the late James Kreppner. … Continue reading

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HALCO Spring 2017 newsletter is here!

Our HALCO news Spring 2017 newsletter includes: HALCO’s Ryan Peck Receives the Sidney B. Linden Award Campaign to Stop Unjust HIV-related Criminal Prosecutions in Ontario Mileage Rate Increase for Social Assistance Recipients (ODSP and OW) Employment Insurance (EI) Waiting Period … Continue reading

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Privacy Concerns with U.S. Executive Order: letters from HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network wrote to Canadian government privacy authorities to express grave concern with executive order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump on January 25, 2017. The order, titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of … Continue reading

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Ontario Bill 84 Medical Assistance in Dying – HALCO deputation

On March 17, 2017, Amy Wah, HALCO policy lawyer, made a deputation to the Ontario Legislature Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs about Bill 84 An Act to amend various Acts with respect to medical assistance in dying. The … Continue reading

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Canada’s HIV scientists express deep concern about overly broad criminalization

Canada’s top HIV researchers and the Canadian Association for HIV Research Board of Directors endorsed an important statement yesterday to express their deep concern about the ongoing, overly broad use of the criminal law in HIV non-disclosure cases. You can … Continue reading

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