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Important Change to HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario

The reporting regulation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) has changed:  the names and contact information of people who test positive for HIV at anonymous testing clinics may not necessarily be reported to Public Health authorities in Ontario. … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations for our 2016 Kreppner Awards

The Kreppner Awards were established by the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) in 2010 to honour the late James Kreppner. Nominations for our 2016 Kreppner Awards will be accepted until August 31, 2016.   The Award The late … Continue reading

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HALCO is moving this weekend!

As we have reported, we are moving to:  55 University Avenue, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2H7. Our new office is just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station.  Our telephone, FAX, website and … Continue reading

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HALCO news Spring 2016 newsletter is here!

Our HALCO news Spring 2016 newsletter has lots of articles and announcements including: Life Insurance for People with HIV Medical Marijuana Regulations struck down by the Federal Court TRANSforming JUSTICE: Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Project Low Income Seniors Drug Benefit … Continue reading

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HALCO is seeking an intake lawyer

HALCO is seeking a staff lawyer to provide intake law services. Interested candidates are asked to submit résumés and references by electronic mail by Thursday, June 9, 2016 (5:00 p.m. E.S.T.).  For more information, please see the posting (pdf): www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/HALCO_intake-lawyer-posting-2016Spring.pdf … Continue reading

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TRANSforming JUSTICE survey, interviews, focus groups, and legal education workshops are starting!

HALCO is leading the TRANSforming JUSTICE (Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Ontario) project to help ensure that the legal needs of trans* people in Ontario are being met and to determine the barriers that trans* people face in accessing justice. The … Continue reading

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HALCO is moving in late May 2016

As reported, HALCO is participating in a project to co-locate with a number of community legal clinics (see below). At the end of May, we will be moving to 55 University Avenue, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2H7. Our new … Continue reading

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Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations Struck Down by Federal Court

The Federal Court struck down Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (the MMPR) as unconstitutional, on February 24, 2016, in Allard v. Canada. The decision does not take effect for 6 months to allow the federal government to develop new … Continue reading

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Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO in March and April 2016

Our free workshops are held in person in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario: Canada’s Medical Marijuana (marihuana) Laws – Thursday March 10, 2016, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (presenter: Khalid Janmohamed, HALCO Staff … Continue reading

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New Staff at HALCO

HALCO welcomes Clare McMullen-Crummey, Amy Secord and Stephen Foster! Clare McMullen-Crummey, staff lawyer Clare joined us as staff lawyer in January 2016, and is providing general intake as well as immigration law services. Amy Secord, office manager Amy joined us … Continue reading

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