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You are Invited to HALCO’s Annual General Meeting on November 9, 2021

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Free, Virtual Public Legal Education Workshop Shop (Fall 2021)

This Fall, our free public legal education workshops will be held virtually (via Zoom):   Your Status, Your Rights: HIV Disclosure, Privacy and Confidentiality Presenter: Glenn Betteridge, HALCO Staff LawyerNovember 4, 2021, 3:30-4:30pm (Eastern Time)Click here to register HIV and … Continue reading

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HALCO and Partners to Intervene in Supreme Court of Canada Case about Public Interest Standing

On August 17, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to the Coalition of Speciality Community Legal Clinics, which includes HALCO, to intervene in a case about the legal test for public interest standing. The press release is available … Continue reading

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Submission to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada on Medical Inadmissibility

In April 2021, HALCO and the HIV Legal Network wrote to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada about medical inadmissibility regime in Canada’s immigration system. Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (“IRPA”), foreign nationals are inadmissible to Canada if their … Continue reading

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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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