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Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act / Loi sur les bons samaritains secourant les victimes de surdose

We are sharing this important announcement from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council. If you are living with HIV in Ontario and have questions about this or any other legal issue, please contact us at … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual Report 2017-2018 is here!

We are very pleased to announce our Annual Report 2017-2018, which was presented at our Annual General Meeting on October 23, 2018.  In addition to information about our direct legal services, it provides an overview of our law reform, community … Continue reading

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From the AIDS crisis to the Opioid crisis: the importance of activism panel – HALCO AGM next Tuesday, October 23, 2018

HALCO Annual General Meeting Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 6 pm At 55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Meeting Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the accessible St. Andrew subway station).  The meeting space is physically accessible and … Continue reading

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Save Ontario’s Overdose Prevention Sites and Safe Consumption Services Event

Save Ontario’s Overdose Prevention Sites and Safe Consumption Services Event When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. Where: 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the accessible St. Andrew subway station) … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6 pm

HALCO Annual General Meeting Tuesday , October 23, 2018, at 6 pm At 55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Meeting Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the accessible St. Andrew subway station).  The meeting space is physically accessible … Continue reading

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HALCO is seeking an Immigration Lawyer

HALCO is seeking a lawyer to provide immigration law services on a 1 year contract, with renewal contingent on funding. This position has been funded since 2011 through annual grants, and efforts are underway to secure permanent funding for the position. … Continue reading

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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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