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HALCO’s 4th Annual Fundraising Bowl-a-thon – Saturday November 3, 2012!

Please join us at our 4th annual Fundraising Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 8:00 pm at Bathurst Bowl-a-rama, 2788 Bathurst Street (at Glencairn), Toronto. We are asking that each bowler raise a minimum of $125 in pledges, and … Continue reading

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Remember: our HALCO Annual General Meeting and Film Screening is this Thursday September 27, 2012!

The documentary film “Positive Women: Exposing Injustice” will be screened at our 2012 Annual General Meeting and a panel discussion will follow. Panellists include a woman who appeared in the film and one of the film’s producers (www.positivewomenthemovie.org). Everyone is … Continue reading

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Simply People – 9th Annual Disability Celebration in Toronto

Join us at the Simply People celebration on Thursday October 4th, 2012, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto (rain or shine). The event includes: live performances (bands, singers, dancers, comedians) guest speakers … Continue reading

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Urgent: Tell Ontario’s AG to stop unjust HIV non-disclosure prosecutions

On behalf of the Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure (CLHE), we ask you (individuals and organizations) to tell John Gerretsen, Ontario’s Attorney General, to stop illegal and unjust criminal prosecutions against people living with HIV in … Continue reading

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New HIV Disclosure and the Law Resource Kit for Service Providers

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has a new Resource Kit for service providers: www.aidslaw.ca/site/hiv-disclosure-and-the-law-a-resource-kit-for-service-providers/. The Resource Kit is intended to provide both PHAs and service providers with useful information and tools to make informed and empowered choices about how to respond … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting – Thursday September 27, 2012

The documentary film “Positive Women: Exposing Injustice” will be screened at our 2012 Annual General Meeting and a panel discussion will follow. Panellists include a woman who appeared in the film and one of the film’s producers (www.positivewomenthemovie.org). Everyone is … Continue reading

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John Plater – June 1, 1967, to July 28, 2012

It is with great sadness that we share the news of John Plater’s death.  John was a dedicated advocate for people with HIV and Hepatitis C.  A leader since the 1980s, John was a member of HALCO’s Board of Directors in 2000. … Continue reading

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Submissions in “Rasouli” Consent to Treatment Case at Supreme Court of Canada

HALCO and the the Mental Health Legal Committee (MHLC) were granted intervener status in the upcoming Supreme Court of Canada case of Brian Cuthbertson, et al. v. Hassan Rasouli by his Litigation Guardian and Substitute Decision Maker, Parichehr Salasel (Rasouli). … Continue reading

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HALCO’s Ryan Peck at AIDS 2012

Ryan Peck, HALCO’s Executive Director, is attending AIDS 2012, the international AIDS conference in Washington, D.C. www.aids2012.org/ On July 20, Ryan spoke about the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, transmission and exposure on a panel at the International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & … Continue reading

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Law Union calls on Ontario to resist Harper’s regressive Omnibus Crime Bill

In the aftermath of an Ontario court striking down another “mandatory minimum sentence” last week, Ontario lawyers and legal rights advocates are urging Ontario’s Attorney General, Hon. John Gerretsen, to take steps to mitigate the impact of the federal government’s … Continue reading

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