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Application Deadline Extended – Trans* Community Consultation and Outreach Committee

The application deadline to apply for our Trans* Community Consultation and Outreach Committee has been extended to Friday September 12, 2014. Our Trans Legal Needs Assessment (Ontario) is a three-year province-wide project. We are seeking 15 trans* identified individuals to join the Trans* Community Consultation … Continue reading

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Autonomy in medical decision-making

Groups file arguments at Supreme Court of Canada advocating for the right to assisted dying. HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network are among the interveners in Lee Carter, et al v. Attorney General of Canada, et al (Carter) supporting … Continue reading

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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 available on-line in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish and … 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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