Category Archives: News

Consent to treatment case heard at Supreme Court of Canada

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the “Rasouli” consent to treatment case on Monday December 10, 2012.  The doctors in the case asked the court to rule that they are not required to get consent from a patient or … Continue reading

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Séance gratuite en français: Planification en cas de maladie

We are pleased to announce a free public legal education workshop en français that we are hosting here at HALCO on Wednesday January 16, 2013.  The topic is Planification en cas de maladie : renseignements juridiques à l’intention des personnes … Continue reading

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HIV non-disclosure and the criminal law – New Resources

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has produced three resources about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions: HIV non-disclosure and criminal law: Implications of recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions for people living with HIV: www.aidslaw.ca/site/hiv-non-disclosure-and-criminal-law-implications-of-recent-supreme-court-of-canada-decisions-for-people-living-with-hiv/. HIV non-disclosure and the … Continue reading

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Important Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit information

The Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) is a benefit for people who receive Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works (OW) benefits.  CSUMB ends on January 1, 2013.  CSUMB is an ODSP/OW benefit that helps with issues like: … Continue reading

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HIV & the Supreme Court – Panel on Monday October 29, 2012

Ryan Peck, HALCO’s executive director/lawyer, will be taking part in a panel about the October 5, 2012, Supreme Court of Canada rulings related to the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. The panel is taking place on Monday, October 29, 12:30 p.m. at … Continue reading

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Social Assistance review report proposes major changes

Brighter Prospects:  Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario is the long-awaited report of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario.  The Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario report is available on the Commission’s website:  www.socialassistancereview.ca/final-report The report proposes major changes … Continue reading

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Join HALCO at “The Normal Heart” on October 28, 2012

The Normal Heart is a powerful and moving story about a tightknit group of friends, the beginning of the AIDS crisis and a “society in denial”. A huge hit last autumn, “The Normal Heart” has returned!  Studio 180 Theatre’s production … Continue reading

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HALCO news Autumn 2012 edition available now!

Our HALCO news Autumn 2012 edition is “hot off the press” and includes: Supreme Court Ruling on Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure, Changes to Citizenship Language Requirements as of November 1, 2012, Major Immigration Law Changes, “Public Interest Standing” Supreme Court Decision, Medical … Continue reading

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Canadian Citizenship Language Requirements Changing as of November 1, 2012

If you are not yet a Canadian citizen, and you are between the ages of 18 and 54, you should consider applying for citizenship before November 1, 2012.  If you are living with HIV in Ontario and you think you … Continue reading

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“Public Interest Standing” Decision from the Supreme Court of Canada

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) and Positive Living BC applaud a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to grant the Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society (SWUAV) and … Continue reading

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