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HALCO and coalition partners support Human Rights Code Amendment Act

The Ontario government has proposed important amendments to the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code) that will expand human rights protection for vulnerable Ontarians. HALCO is part of a coalition of community organizations that provided submissions to the government supporting the … Continue reading

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Ontario Income Security Roadmap for Change – HALCO submissions

The Ontario government released a new report called “Income Security: A Roadmap for Change” in November 2017. You can access the Roadmap report on the government of Ontario website: English: ontario.ca/page/income-security-reform Français: ontario.ca/fr/page/reforme-de-la-securite-du-revenu The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) prepared … Continue reading

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Medical Inadmissibility of Immigrants: HALCO and Legal Network Make Submissions to Support Repeal

Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, foreign nationals are inadmissible to Canada on health grounds if their health condition might reasonably be expected to cause an “excessive demand” on health or social services, or if they have an inadmissible … Continue reading

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A step towards ending unjust HIV criminalization – Un pas pour cesser la criminalisation injuste du VIH

(Voir plus bas pour la version française.) A step towards ending unjust HIV criminalization On World AIDS Day after years of advocacy by community organizations, both the federal and Ontario governments recognized the need to limit the “overcriminalization of HIV” … Continue reading

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Changements à la Loi sur l’Immigration et la Citoyenneté

(English:  www.halco.org/2017/news/immigration-and-citizenship-law-updates) Plusieurs changements importants ont été apportés aux lois canadiennes en lien avec l’immigration et la citoyenneté. Le feuillet de renseignement sur les Changements à la Loi sur l’Immigration et la Citoyenneté offre plus de renseignements :  www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Changements_à_la_Loi_sur_l’Immigration.FR2017Nov-HALCO.pdf Changements à … Continue reading

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HIV Criminalization: Governments of Canada and Ontario make important announcements

Today, World AIDS Day, the Governments of Canada and Ontario made important announcements about limiting the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. As we anticipated, the federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould released a statement and her department’s report on the criminal justice … Continue reading

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HALCO Autumn 2017 Newsletter is here!

Our HALCO news Autumn 2017 newsletter includes: HALCO Annual General Meeting, Annual Report and Strategic Plan End Unjust HIV Criminalization – Community Consensus Statement Positive Changes to Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program OHIP+ Prescription Drug Benefits for … Continue reading

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Add your voice: end the unjust criminalization of HIV – Ajoutez votre voix : cesser la criminalisation injuste du VIH

As a founding member of the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) /  la Coalition canadienne pour réformer la criminalisation du VIH (CCRCV), HALCO shares this important CCRHC/CCRCV announcement with you: Voir plus bas pour la version française. November … Continue reading

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Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll 2017 – Six new inductees include Ryan Peck, HALCO executive director

The Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) held its annual Honour Roll Celebration on Wednesday November 15, 2017. Ryan Peck and Richard Elliott of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network each received the Social Justice in HIV/AIDS Award. Christian Hui and Adrian Betts … Continue reading

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Immigration and Citizenship Law Updates

There have been some important changes to Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship laws. Our Immigration and Citizenship Law Updates info sheet provides more information: www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Immigration-and-Citizenship-Law-Updates-2017Nov-HALCO.pdf). (Français : www.halco.org/2017/news/changements-a-la-loi-sur-limmigration-et-la-citoyennete)  “Dependent Child” Age Increased The definition of “dependent child/children” for Canada’s immigration law was … Continue reading

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