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Trans* identified and living with or affected by HIV?

Trans identified people living with or affected by HIV are invited to participate in a confidential interview on accessing justice as part of the TRANSforming JUSTICE project. Information about the project is available on our website, at www.halco.org/our-services/trans-legal-needs-assessment-ontario. If you … Continue reading

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Progress for people living with HIV in prison

A recent landmark resolution of a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) has resulted in a number of positive changes for people living with HIV in prison in Canada. A person with HIV filed a human … Continue reading

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New report: ‘Callous, Cold and Deliberately Duplicitous’: Racialization, Immigration and the Representation of HIV Criminalization

This research report by Eric Mykhalovskiy, Colin Hastings, Chris Sanders, Michelle Hayman, and Laura Bisaillon is available on-line at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2874409. The report explores mainstream Canadian newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure criminal cases in Canada. It pays particular attention to how defendants’ … Continue reading

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New Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization

People living with HIV, community workers, lawyers and academics from across the country met in Toronto in October 2016 to officially launch the new Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization.  Ryan Peck, HALCO executive director/lawyer was there. The Coalition was … Continue reading

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Federal government recognizes over-criminalization of people with HIV

World AIDS Day is December 1.  As we remember and honour those who died, we continue, alongside people living with HIV and allies, to fight for social justice every day. While there remains no cure for HIV, currently available medications … Continue reading

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HALCO’s Ryan Peck speaks at Pride Parliament Policy & Legislation Panel

Ryan Peck, HALCO’s executive director (and lawyer), was very pleased to speak at the Pride Parliament Policy & Legislation Panel, which took place on October 25, 2016, at the heart of Canada’s government – Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Organized by … Continue reading

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TRANSforming JUSTICE survey will be closing November 21, 2016

The TRANSforming JUSTICE (Trans* Legal Needs Assessment Ontario) project survey for trans* community members will be closing the day after the Trans Day of Remembrance. The survey will be available until 11:59 pm on Monday November 21, 2016. The survey … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual Report 2015-2016 is here!

We are pleased to announce our Annual Report 2015-2016, which was presented to our membership at our Annual General Meeting on October 26, 2016. The report includes: highlights of our casework, law reform and public legal education activities a variety of … Continue reading

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HALCO welcomes donation of Helena Kaufman oil paintings

HALCO was delighted to receive a donation of three beautiful original oil paintings created by the late Helena Kaufman (née Guta Minc). Several large walls that were blankly boring are now the perfect backdrop for her lovely abstract works. Visitors … Continue reading

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Space still available: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO in November 2016

Our free workshops are held in person at the HALCO/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Meeting Room C-2, Toronto. (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station): Canadian Immigration: Sponsoring Your … Continue reading

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