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HALCO is seeking a STAFF LAWYER (12 Month Contract)

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is a community legal clinic serving the legalneeds of people living with HIV in Ontario. HALCO staff provide legal advice and representation, and engage in public legal education, law reform and community … Continue reading

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Ontario Government Expanding Funding for Children, Youth and Students UPDATED INFORMATION – MAY 2021

The Ontario government is providing additional financial support for people up to and including those in Grade 12 whether they are currently in school or not, including people in secondary school aged 18 or over. Funding is also available to … Continue reading

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New Pathway to Permanent Residency for Essential Workers and International Students

On April 14, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced a new pathway to permanent residency for essential temporary workers and international graduates. There are specific options for French-speaking or bilingual essential temporary workers and international graduates who intend to live outside … Continue reading

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Free, Virtual Public Legal Education Workshop Series (Spring 2021)

This spring, our free public legal education workshops will be held virtually (via Zoom):   Income Supports: The Latest on Provincial and Federal Programs Presenter: Samuel Mason, HALCO Staff Lawyer April 15, 2021, 3:30-4:30pm (Eastern Time) Click here to register … Continue reading

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HALCO calls for Thunder Bay District Jail Class Order to be rescinded

On February 9, 2021, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit issued a Class Order under the Health Protection and Promotion Act requiring everyone released from the Thunder Bay District Jail to report immediately to an isolation shelter, and, among other … Continue reading

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HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario COVID-19 Update (March 10, 2021)

The update includes the following topics: HALCO Services Income Support Housing Healthcare Taxation Immigration and Refugees Travel to Canada   Ontario’s Regional COVID-19 Framework Enforcement of COVID-19 Requirements Links Please see here for a PDF of the update.

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Ontario Government Expanding Funding for Children, Youth and Students (UPDATED INFORMATION JANUARY 2021)

In November 2020, the Ontario government announced financial support for people up to and including age 12 and people up to and including age 21 with special needs. Funding is now also available for people up to and including those … Continue reading

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Coalition including HALCO calls on Ontario to respond to COVID-19 outbreak in Correctional Facilities (Updated March 31, 2021)

On December 21, HALCO, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Aboriginal Legal Services, the Community Justice Collective and the Black Legal Action Centre wrote to Ontario’s Solicitor General to express deep concern regarding the handling of the COVID-19 outbreak at Toronto South Detention … Continue reading

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HALCO contributes to article on COVID-19 and human rights in the Canadian Journal of Public Health

This article critically discusses human rights concerns over Canada’s responses to COVID-19 and strongly recommends a human rights-based approach.

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Ontario Government Funding For Children and Youth (Updated)

In January 2021, the government of Ontario expanded this funding. For information, see here. On November 30, 2020, the Ontario government announced additional financial support for children and youth. Eligible parents or guardians who apply for the funding will receive … Continue reading

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