Contact Us

We provide free legal services for people living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on government/public holidays).

HALCO moved in late May 2016. Our office is now at 55 University Avenue, Suite 1400 (14th Floor), Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2H7 (just south of King Street West and the fully accessible St. Andrew subway station). The signs in the building say “HALCO”.

Intake Hours

To contact us for free legal advice, information and referrals, you can call or drop in during our Intake Hours.  Our Intake Hours for new inquiries are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We do not take new inquiries on Wednesdays.  For new immigration/refugee law inquiries: please call us to request an appointment.

Please see Our Services for more information about getting legal help.

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
FAX: 416-340-7248

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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 Law Society of Upper Canada rules regarding lawyer/client confidentiality.
  6. We suggest that you contact us by phone or drop in during our intake hours.


We provide services in English.  Some of our staff speak other languages, including French and Spanish.  We can arrange for interpretation services for French, American Sign Language (ASL) and other languages including telephone interpretation.


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

Scent-Reduced Environment

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

HALCO Accessibility, Transit and Parking information Wheelchair symbol

For information about accessibility, transit and parking at our HALCO office, please visit our Accessibility Information page, or download our HALCO Accessibility, Transit and Parking Information document in pdf document format and word document format.

HALCO pamphlet

Our HALCO information pamphlet (2017Nov) 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 information pamphlet or you can contact us if you would like to request print copies.

First Nations Acknowledgment

HALCO acknowledges the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, Inuit and Métis relatives, who have been here for thousands of years, for hosting us today and every day.

Other Ontario Community Legal Clinics

Ontario’s community legal clinics provide free legal services to people across Ontario.

Here are links to more information about other Ontario community legal clinics:

You can visit Our Services page for more information about other legal services in Ontario.