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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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Community Information Session Tomorrow about the Supreme Court Ruling on HIV Disclosure

Community Information Session for community members, people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, and service providers Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the 519 Community Centre Ballroom, 519 Church Street, Toronto. This community information session will provide a … Continue reading

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Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO in November 2012

Register now for our free public legal education workshops taking place in November 2012! Our free workshops are held in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario: Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure: Thursday November 1 – … Continue reading

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Unjust Supreme Court of Canada ruling on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its new approach to the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.  The R. v. M. decision is on the Court’s website:  https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/10008/index.do. The decision is extremely disappointing and will have serious implications not only for people … Continue reading

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Just released: HALCO’s Annual Report 2011-2012

Our Annual Report 2011-2012 was released at our Annual General Meeting last night.  It includes highlights of our casework, law reform and public legal education activities, some statistics, our financial report, our Board and staff, and more!  You can access … Continue reading

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