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HALCO Annual General Meeting – Wednesday September 10, 2014

Everyone is welcome to attend HALCO’s 2014 Annual General Meeting: Wednesday September 10, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. – light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. - Main Floor Amenity Room at 490 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario.  Nicole Nussbaum will speak about our Trans* … Continue reading

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Call for Participants – Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Committees

The Trans Legal Needs Assessment (Ontario) is a three-year province-wide project to: assess the legal needs of transgender (trans*) community members, and the needs of lawyers/legal service providers in serving trans* clients; conduct education and information sessions with trans* community … Continue reading

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“Know Your Rights” – four new brochures from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has added four new brochures to the Know Your Rights series about the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV.  The brochures are on the Legal Network’s website: Disclosure as a patient (Know … Continue reading

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HALCO news/brief Summer 2014 newsletter!

Our HALCO news/brief Summer 2014 edition newsletter is now available.  It contains a variety of articles and announcements: HALCO at WorldPride 2014 Minimum Wage Increases Ontario Social Assistance Update Announcements and information: HALCO 2014 Annual General Meeting HALCO’s 6th Annual … Continue reading

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HALCO is conducting Trans* Legal Needs Assessment

With the addition of gender identity and gender expression to the Ontario Human Rights Code, the HALCO is leading a Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) funded project to help ensure that the legal needs of trans* people in Ontario are being met … Continue reading

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LGBTQ & HIV Immigration Information Session and Reception Wednesday June 25

An LGBTQ & HIV Immigration Information Session and Reception is being held next Wednesday June 25, 2014, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the 519 Church Street Community Centre, Toronto. The event is a World Pride affiliate event organized … Continue reading

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Sex, Rights and the Law – event for World Pride on June 16, 2014

HALCO and ARCH Disability Law Centre are pleased to present an event in honour of World Pride 2014: Sex, Rights and the Law in Ontario A panel will discuss: the right of people with disabilities to make their own choices … Continue reading

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Canadian Scientists: consensus statement on HIV and its transmission in the context of criminal law

Canadian Scientists Take Important Stand: Criminal Law Currently Goes Too Far in Prosecuting HIV Non-Disclosure – Human rights organizations applaud expert consensus statement. More than 70 scientific experts Canada-wide released an important consensus statement outlining the low-to-zero possibility of a … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations for our 2014 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 2014 Kreppner Awards will be accepted until June 30, 2014. The late James Kreppner was … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana – Government intends to appeal Federal Court decision

The Government of Canada has announced that it intends to appeal the March 21, 2014, Federal Court decision that allowed most people with valid licenses to use and/or grow medical marijuana to continue to use their licenses until a decision is made in the … Continue reading

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