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Interim Pathway for Caregivers to Apply for Permanent Residence in Canada

Applications must be made by June 4, 2019.  In late February 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a new interim program for caregivers in Canada to apply for permanent residence. The requirements under this interim program are intended … Continue reading

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OHIP+ prescription drug coverage for youth 24 and under will no longer be universal beginning on April 1, 2019

OHIP+, which began on January 1, 2018, currently provides free prescription drug coverage for all Ontario children, youth and young adults age 24 and under who have OHIP coverage. With the child/youth/young adult’s OHIP health card or health care number, … Continue reading

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Full – Free Ontario Social Assistance/ODSP Update workshop: May 2, 2019

We have had an overwhelming response – this workshop is now full and we are no longer accepting registrations. If you are living with HIV in Ontario and have questions about ODSP or any other legal issue, please contact us … Continue reading

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Free workshop: Ontario Social Assistance/ODSP Update, April 11, 2019

Please note: we have had an overwhelming response – this workshop is now full and has a lengthy waiting list. We have scheduled a second workshop on May 2. For more information, please see: https://www.halco.org/2019/news/odsp-workshop-2019may2      

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Free workshop: Ontario Social Assistance/ODSP Update, April 11, 2019

Please note: we have had an overwhelming response – this workshop is now full and has a lengthy waiting list. We have scheduled a second workshop on May 2. For more information, please see: https://www.halco.org/2019/news/odsp-workshop-2019may2

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HALCO is seeking an intake lawyer

HALCO is seeking a lawyer to provide intake law services on a one-year contract at three days per week, with renewal contingent on funding. Similar positions have been funded since 2010 through annual grants. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, … Continue reading

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HALCO news Winter 2018-2019 is here!

Our HALCO news Winter 2018-2019 edition newsletter is here and includes: HALCO Annual General Meeting and Annual Report 2017-2018 Mikiki receives 2018 HALCO Kreppner Award HALCO highlights HIV and the criminal law in Canada – important update HIV and the criminal … Continue reading

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HIV and the Criminal Law in Canada – Important Update

On December 1, 2018, the government of Canada announced a new directive to help limit unjust prosecutions against people living with HIV in Canada. The directive, which will take effect on Saturday, December 8, 2018, governs federal prosecutors who handle … Continue reading

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Ontario Social Assistance Review – Important ODSP Update

Ontario Social Assistance Review – Important ODSP Update On November 22, 2018, the province of Ontario announced a new direction for social assistance in Ontario. The proposed changes relate to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), … Continue reading

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 Power Up Workshop on November 28, 2018 in Ottawa

The AIDS Committee of Ottawa is presenting Power Up Workshop on November 28, 2018 on U = U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) and PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). HALCO’s Ryan Peck will be presenting on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. Other speakers include … Continue reading

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