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Legal Problems Facing Trans People in Ontario – first report / Problèmes juridiques rencontrés par les personnes trans en Ontario – rapport 1

We are pleased to announce Legal Problems Facing Trans People in Ontario / Problèmes juridiques rencontrés par les personnes trans en Ontario, the first report emanating from the research project entitled TRANSforming JUSTICE: Trans Legal Needs Assessment Ontario / TRANSformer … Continue reading

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National Pharmacare Consultation

It is vital that all people in Ontario, including people living with HIV, have access to prescription medications. Ontario has a number of drug benefit programs that assist many people with the cost of medications and many employers have prescription … Continue reading

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HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is here!

We are pleased to announce our HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter that includes: HALCO highlights: casework, law reform and more HALCO Annual General Meeting will take place October 23, 2018 Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure – Important Update Improvement to Canada’s immigration … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking International Expert Consensus Statement on HIV Criminalization

At the 22nd International AIDS Conference taking place in the Netherlands, twenty eminent world scientists, including two leading Canadian researchers, released the “Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of the Criminal Law.” This groundbreaking statement … Continue reading

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Many people living with HIV are no longer medically inadmissible to Canada

On June 1, 2018, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced major positive changes to the excessive demand medical inadmissibility regime. Many people living with HIV are no longer medically inadmissible to Canada. Currently under the Immigration and Refugee Protection … Continue reading

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HALCO Kreppner Award 2018 – Call for Nominations

Nominations for HALCO’s 2018 Kreppner Awards are now being accepted.  Perhaps there is someone you would like to nominate? The Kreppner Awards were established by HALCO in honour of the late James Kreppner.  The awards recognize people who have made … Continue reading

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Challenging the deduction of CPP-D from private insurance

During the week of June 18, 2018, HALCO, the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) and ARCH Disability Law Centre intervened as a coalition in an application before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) about the deduction of Canada Pension … Continue reading

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HALCO marks Indigenous Peoples Day and commits to Reconciliation

In solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and in support of Reconciliation, the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) participates in the June celebration of Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Peoples Day. Our office is closed on June 21 each year … Continue reading

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Health care in provincial correctional facilities – Submissions

HALCO, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) provided comments on health care in Ontario provincial correctional facilities to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional … Continue reading

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End Unjust HIV Criminalization – A Community Dialogue on June 14, 2018

End Unjust HIV Criminalization – A Community Dialogue: Thursday June 14, 2018 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto. Canada (and Ontario) has one of the highest levels of criminalizing people living with HIV … Continue reading

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