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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 are considering options to meet the demand and will post more information as soon as it is available.   … 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 are considering options to meet the demand and will post more information as soon as it is available.  

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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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End HIV Criminalization: Endorse the CCRHC’s call to the federal government / Cesser la criminalisation du VIH : appuyez l’appel de la CCRCV au gouvernement fédéral

Please see the message below calling for organizations to endorse the Statement on HIV criminalization from the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) / Coalition canadienne pour réformer la criminalisation du VIH (CCRCV). Further to the message below, we encourage … Continue reading

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Ontario’s new “Consumption and Treatment Services” plan – open letter from HALCO and other organizations

The Ontario government has announced plans to replace Supervised Consumption Sites (SCS) and low-barrier Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) with “Consumption and Treatment Services” (CTS). HALCO, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian … Continue reading

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2018 Kreppner Award Winner: Mikiki

We are very pleased to announce that Mikiki is the recipient of our 2018 Kreppner Award, which was presented at our Annual General Meeting on October 23, 2018. The late James Kreppner, who died in 2009, was a great and … Continue reading

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