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2012 Pride and Remembrance Run a Huge Success!

The 2012 Pride and Remembrance Run took place on Saturday June 30 and was a great success, raising over $84,000! We would like to thank all of our HALCO volunteers who volunteered their time for the Run. And, of course, … Continue reading

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Social Assistance Update – June 2012

The ODSP/OW Home Repair Benefit is ending so you must apply by June 30, 2012. Our Social Assistance Update includes important information about the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW), including: ODSP/OW Home Repair Benefit ends – … Continue reading

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HALCO news Spring 2012 edition is here!

Our HALCO news  Spring 2012 edition includes: “Rasouli” Consent to Treatment Appeal at the Supreme Court, Important Immigration Law Updates, HALCO Submissions to Ontario Human Rights Review, Decision in Landmark Sex Work Case, New Legal Information Resource:  Planning for illness … Continue reading

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“Rasouli” Consent to Treatment Appeal at Supreme Court

HALCO and the Mental Health Legal Committee (MHLC) have been granted intervener status in the “Rasouli” case, which deals with consent to treatment.  The Supreme Court of Canada will be deciding whether a doctor can unilaterally withdraw life support. Mr. … Continue reading

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Bill C-31 will restrict Humanitarian & Compassionate applications for Permanent Residence

Bill C-31 is currently before Parliament and will pass by the end of June 2012. Bill C-31 makes major changes to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee law and will have significant consequences for people living with HIV. Among the changes, Bill … Continue reading

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Interim Federal Health Program benefit changes take effect June 30, 2012

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides health care coverage to refugee claimants and some refused refugees. Effective June 30, 2012, the government will implement a number of significant changes to the IFHP.  HIV medications, doctor’s visits for HIV follow-up … Continue reading

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“Positive Women: Exposing Injustice” World Premiere Film Screening in Toronto

Positive Women: Exposing Injustice is being screened on June 14, 2012, at the ROM. The Positive Women: Exposing Injustice film poster contains everything you need to know about the film and the screening (including how to buy tickets): www.positivewomenthemovie.org What … Continue reading

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New Women’s Rights & HIV – Resources from Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (English & French/en français)

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network‘s new resources on women’s rights in the context of HIV are now available on the Legal Network’s website in English and French/en français: Women and HIV – a series of four info sheets addresses the … Continue reading

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“Planning for illness” – New legal information resource for people living with HIV in Ontario (in English & French/en français)

Planning for illness: legal information for people living with HIV in Ontario  and Planification en cas de maladie : renseignements juridiques à l’intention des personnes vivant avec le VIH en Ontario The African and Caribbean Council on HIV /AIDS in … Continue reading

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Volunteer with HALCO at the 2012 Pride & Remembrance Run!

HALCO is very pleased to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the 2012 Pride and Remembrance Run. As a beneficiary, we will be providing a number of volunteers to assist with the Run on Saturday June 30, … Continue reading

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