HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

HALCO will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019, to observe Remembrance Day.

HALCO will be closed on Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14 for staff to attend a training conference.

HALCO is a charitable not-for-profit community-based legal clinic that provides free legal services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario, Canada.

Anyone living with HIV in Ontario can contact HALCO about any legal issue. For more information about getting legal help from HALCO, please contact us.

HALCO also provides a variety of other services including public legal education, community development and law reform activities – please visit Our Services for more information.

Intake Hours for New Inquiries

Our intake hours for new inquiries are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We do not take new inquiries on Tuesday or Thursday. Please see our Contact Us  page for more information about getting legal help.

Office Hours

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on government/public holidays). For new inquiries, please see Intake Hours above. Our general voicemailbox is monitored Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Your privacy is very important to us.  HALCO follows the client confidentiality rules of the Law Society of Ontario.

Scent-reduced Environment

HALCO is a scent-reduced environment so please avoid wearing scents or fragrances when coming to our office.

HALCO – HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
Phone: 416-340-7790 or
toll-free in Ontario 1-888-705-8889
55 University Avenue, Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario, Canada  M5J 2H7                  (signs in building say “HALCO”)
FAX: 416-340-7248

IMPORTANT – If you contact us by email:

  1. The internet is not private.  Email may be blocked or slow to arrive.
  2. Sending us an email does not mean that we are helping you or will be able to help you.
  3. You will not be our client and we will not act for you until we have an agreement with you.
  4. Unless we are already helping you with your legal matter, any information that you send to us will not be considered confidential. Even if we have helped you about other legal matters before, you should not send confidential information to us about new legal matters until we have agreed to advise you.
  5. HALCO follows the client confidentiality rules of the Law Society of Ontario.
  6. We suggest that you contact us by phone or drop in during our intake hours.

HALCO pamphlet

Our HALCO information pamphlet is available in print and on-line. Almost everything that you might want to know about HALCO is in one pamphlet.  You can view our HALCO pamphlet on-line:  Please contact us if you would like to request print copies of our pamphlet.

HALCO Strategic Plan and Annual Reports

Our Strategic Plan 2017-2022 and Annual Reports provide information about HALCO and are available on the About Us page of our website.

HALCO Accessibility, Transit and Parking information

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For information about accessibility, transit and parking please see our Accessibility Information HALCO Accessibility Information page, our HALCO Accessibility, Transit and Parking Information document in pdf document format and word document format, or contact us.

First Nations Acknowledgment

HALCO acknowledges that since time immemorial the land on which we work has been the home and traditional territory of Indigenous Peoples, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. We are here as guests and we are grateful to our hosts today and every day.