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Positive Changes to Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

The Ontario government has made some very positive changes to OW and ODSP.  The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) prepared a summary that is available on the ISAC website:  http://incomesecurity.org/public-education/positive-changes-to-ow-and-odsp-changements-positifs-apportes-a-ot-et-au-posph/ (English and French).  The ISAC summary includes links to documents that … Continue reading

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Endorse the CCRHC Consensus Statement: End Unjust Prosecutions for HIV Non-disclosure

Le texte français suit We find ourselves at a crucial moment in our efforts to reform discriminatory and unjust laws and practices that criminalize people living with HIV. The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) has developed a Community … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual Report and Strategic Plan

We are very pleased to announce our Annual Report 2016-2017, which was presented at our Annual General Meeting on October 17, 2017.  In addition to information about our direct legal services, it provides an overview of our law reform, community … Continue reading

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HALCO staff changes

There have been some recent staff changes at HALCO: Reluctant farewell to staff lawyer John Nelson After more than 13 years as a staff lawyer with HALCO, John Nelson retired in 2017.  John articled at HALCO in 2003, and joined … Continue reading

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Free workshops at HALCO in November and December 2017

Our free workshops are held in person at the HALCO office/Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station).  The workshops in this … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting is tonight!

HALCO Annual General Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 6 p.m.  55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the St. Andrew subway station) – Physically accessible – Scent-free environment – Light refreshments … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting is next Tuesday evening October 17

HALCO Annual General Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 6 p.m.  55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the St. Andrew subway station) – Physically accessible – Scent-free environment – Light refreshments … Continue reading

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HALCO Annual General Meeting is on October 17, 2017

HALCO Annual General Meeting Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 6 p.m.  55 University Avenue, 14th Floor Room H2, Toronto (just south of King Street West and the St. Andrew subway station) – Physically accessible – Scent-free environment – Light refreshments … Continue reading

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End unjust HIV criminalization / Cesser la criminalisation injuste du VIH

HALCO is a member of the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization / Coalition canadienne pour réformer la criminalisation du VIH, and we share the following message with you: (Voir plus bas pour la version française.) Federal, provincial and territorial … Continue reading

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Over-criminalization of HIV disclosure – some recent media coverage

Many people and organizations, including HALCO, have been working tirelessly to address the overcriminalization of HIV by raising the issues and providing accurate information for both politicians and the general public. Below are some examples of recent media coverage on … Continue reading

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