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  • Title: HALCO
    Descriptive info: .. You are here:.. HALCO.. HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO).. Skip to:.. Accessibility Information.. Main Content.. Main Menu.. Areas of Law.. Site Map.. Text size.. increase text size.. decrease text size.. reset text size.. Minimize/expand accessibility bar.. HALCO Home.. Search for:.. Skip to content.. Home.. About Us.. Mission, Vision Principles.. Staff.. Members.. Board Members.. Funding.. History.. Our Services.. Legal Services.. Public Legal Education.. Law Reform.. Our Publications.. Income Security.. Housing/Tenant Law.. Immigration Law.. HIV Criminal Law.. Employment Law.. Health Law.. Human Rights.. Privacy Law.. Powers of Attorney Wills.. Private Insurance Law.. HIV Prison Law.. Family Law.. Other Areas of Law.. Get Involved.. Donate.. Fundraising Events.. Membership.. Volunteer.. Board of Directors.. Committees.. Employment.. HIV Info.. Contact Us.. HIV AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO).. HALCO will be closed on Friday March 29 and Monday April 1, 2013, for the Easter weekend.. Our office will re-open on Tuesday April 2, 2013, at 9 a.. m.. HALCO is a charitable not-for-profit community-based legal clinic that provides free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario, Canada.. You can.. for more information.. HALCO also provides a variety of other services please visit.. New Inquiries.. We take new inquiries for legal advice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.. to 5 p.. We do not take new inquiries/intakes on Wednesdays.. Please see.. and.. for more information about getting legal help.. Office Hours.. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.. (closed on government/public holidays).. Confidentiality.. Your privacy is very important to us.. HALCO follows the Law Society of Upper Canada rules regarding lawyer/client confidentiality.. Scent-reduced Environment.. HALCO is a scent-reduced environment so please avoid wearing scents or fragrances when coming to our office.. HALCO HIV AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario.. Phone: 416-340-7790  ...   item:.. HALCO news Spring 2013 edition is now here!.. March 14, 2013.. Our HALCO news Spring 2013 newsletter is jam-packed with information and articles include: Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure HALCO Update and Fundraising.. Recommendations for Police: Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure.. March 8, 2013.. HALCO and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network made submissions to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Diversity Committee in.. HALCO endorses CAS submissions on proposed Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.. From the Canadian AIDS Society (endorsed by HALCO): On December 15th, 2012, Health Canada announced amendments to the Marihuana Medical.. Free workshop: “Problems with your Landlord?” on Thursday March 14, 2013, at HALCO.. Some space is still available for our free “Problems with your Landlord? Dealing with repairs, harassment, etc.. ” workshop taking place next.. Street Sex Workers and Allies Stand for Full Decriminalization.. HALCO is very pleased to endorse the statement from Maggie s: The Toronto Sex Workers Action Project.. The statement can also.. More news from HALCO.. CLEONet.. © 2011 HIV AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario.. Privacy.. Board Member s Login.. This website has general information for people in Ontario.. It is not legal advice.. Laws, policies and practices may change or vary.. If you have a legal problem or question, please contact us, your local community legal clinic or a lawyer.. Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).. Ontario Works (OW).. Employment Insurance (EI).. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).. Canada Pension Plan (CPP).. Old Age Security (OAS) other benefits.. Other Government Benefits.. Rental Housing.. Subsidized/Rent-Geared-to-Income (RGI) Housing.. Housing Co-operatives (Co-ops).. Home Ownership.. Home Care.. Supportive Housing, Care Homes (Retirement Homes), Long-Term Care Homes and Hospices.. Employment Standards.. Employer/Workplace Benefits, Insurance and Pensions.. Other Employment Law.. Ontario Drug Programs.. Public Health Law.. HIV testing.. Complaints against Health Professionals..

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  • Title: Accessibility Information | HALCO
    Descriptive info: Navigating without a mouse.. Some web users are unable to use a mouse for navigation.. This page describes how users can navigate this website using just the keyboard or by using special shortcuts known as access keys.. Access keys.. Access keys are shortcuts for keyboard users to facilitate navigation in the website.. Windows browsers use the.. Alt.. +.. access key.. in Internet Explorer or Webkit (Chrome, Safari); use.. SHIFT.. Macintosh browsers use.. Control.. Once selected, press.. Enter.. to activate the  ...   Main Menu.. 3: Areas of Law.. 4: Site map.. 0: Accessibility Policy (this page).. Compliance.. This website complies with the following web standards:.. AA compliance under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.. 0.. Helping you make your computer easier to use:.. To find out more about making your computer more accessible and easy to use, have a look at.. AbilityNet’s website.. www.. abilitynet.. uk/myway/.. They have a range of tips and suggestions relating to accessibility issues.. Comments are closed..

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  • Title: About Us | HALCO
    Descriptive info: HALCO is a charitable not-for-profit community-based legal clinic that provides free legal assistance to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Ontario, Canada.. For more information about our legal services, please see.. For more information.. , please see our:.. Mission, Vision and Principles.. , and.. is available on-line and in print.. Almost everything that you might want to know about HALCO  ...   see our.. page for more information about getting services from HALCO.. HALCO Annual Reports.. 2011/2012.. Annual Report 2011-2012.. includes information about our work, our people, our funding, and more.. If you would like a print copy of our Annual Report, please.. 2010-2011.. Annual Report 2010-2011.. HALCO Strategic Plan 2011-2014.. was presented to our membership at our Annual General Meeting on September 8, 2011..

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  • Title: Mission, Vision & Principles | HALCO
    Descriptive info: Mission, Vision & Principles.. HALCO Mission.. The mission of the HIV AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario is to provide legal services to persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario that are relevant to their well-being and that enable them to participate fully in the communities in which they live.. HALCO Vision.. HALCO’s vision is a society where laws and the legal system help reduce discrimination, stigma, poverty and injustice faced by people living with HIV/AIDS.. Statement of Principles of the HIV AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario.. (.. Adopted January 30, 2006, by the Board of Directors of the HIV AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario.. ).. It is agreed that:.. People living with HIV/AIDS are confronted with unique legal problems of enormous proportions and complexity;.. Those best equipped to make choices regarding HIV/AIDS issues and problems are those individuals who are HIV positive themselves;.. People living with HIV/AIDS must have control over their own lives;.. The HIV/AIDS affected  ...   autonomy and privacy of people living with HIV/AIDS must be respected, which include but are not limited to:.. a) the right of individuals to exercise control over their own medical treatment;.. b) the right of individuals to exercise control over decisions concerning their own socio-economic position;.. c) the right of all persons living with HIV/AIDS to be fully informed of all processes and procedures in which their interests are in any way involved; and.. d) the right of all persons living with HIV/AIDS to consent, or withhold their consent, in all matters affecting them.. HALCO’s Strategic Plan.. In early 2010, HALCO began the development of its first ever Strategic Plan.. is available.. here.. HALCO Annual Report 2011-2012.. provides a great overview of HALCO s year, including our law reform work, casework activities, Board of Directors, staff, financial reports and more:.. org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Annual_Report-HALCO-2011-2012.. pdf.. If you would like a print copy, please.. HALCO Annual Report 2010-2011..

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  • Title: Staff | HALCO
    Descriptive info: HALCO has ten staff (eight permanent and two contract).. In alphabetical order, our staff are:.. Renée Lang.. , Staff Lawyer.. Rick Lobodzinski.. , Administrative Assistant.. Rhonda Major.. Jill McNall.. , Community Legal Worker.. Bill Merryweather.. , Director of Administration.. John Nelson.. John Norquay.. Ryan Peck.. ,.. Executive Director/Lawyer.. Amy Wah.. Kevin Wong.. Law Students at HALCO.. Lesley Freiberg.. is our articling student for the 2012 to 2013 and is  ...   help with immigration issues since the autumn of 2011.. Dharsha Jegatheeswaran.. Sarah McLeod.. are students with Pro Bono Law Ontario who will be working with us on an immigration law project during the 2012-2013 school year.. We very much appreciate the amazing work that our law students do for us and for HALCO’s clients! Their contributions are invaluable.. Please visit our.. page for information about getting services from HALCO..

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  • Title: Members | HALCO
    Descriptive info: Almost 200 members support HALCO’s work.. HALCO membership is free and is renewed annually.. Benefits of membership include receipt of our.. Newsletter.. , and voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting (after minimum 30 days membership).. To become a HALCO member, you must be a resident of Ontario who is 16 years of age or older, and you must agree with our.. Statement of Principles.. For more information about HALCO membership, please see.. on our.. page..

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  • Title: Board Members | HALCO
    Descriptive info: HALCO has a volunteer Board of Directors elected by our.. membership.. The majority of our nine-member Board of Directors must be people living with HIV.. You can find more information about our.. Our current Board Members are:.. (in alphabetical order).. Mark Blans - Secretary-Treasurer.. Michael Capp - Chair.. Eric Cashmore.. Frederique Chabot.. Tracy Gregory.. Peter Gross - Vice-Chair.. John McCallum.. Eric Mykhalovskiy.. Barbara Ncho.. Please scroll down for our Board member bios.. Mark Blans.. Mark.. has been a HALCO Board member since 1998 and has held a variety of positiosn on the Executive.. He became Secretary-Treasurer October 2012.. Mark came to HALCO after serving on the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation Board of Directors for several years.. Mark has brought experience in information technology, business management, group leadership, community issues, and more to HALCO s Board.. Mark has participated in many province-wide activities, held all positions on HALCO s Executive Committee, and participated on every HALCO Board committee in his 13 years of involvement with HALCO.. Mark remains committed to each and every single person infected with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS.. Mark encourages others living with HIV/AIDS to get involved with HALCO, as everyone s input, no matter how small, can make a huge difference.. This is something Mark himself continues to experience.. Michael Capp.. Michael.. has been a HALCO Board member since 2009, was Secretary/Treasurer from November 2010, and became Chair in October 2012.. Eric.. has been on HALCO’s Board since June 2011.. Eric works at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.. In his spare time, Eric participates in the Positive Youth Outreach Program  ...   she splits her time between the nation’s capital, Montréal, and Toronto.. Tracy.. was elected to our Board at our Annual General Meeting in September 2012.. Peter Gross.. Peter.. has been on HALCO’s Board since 2010, and became Vice-Chair in October 2012.. Peter was born and raised in Toronto, and went on to graduate from Seattle University School of Law.. Peter is licensed to practice law in Washington State and Ontario.. Peter practices law in the field of land use, planning and development.. Peter lives with his husband and dog Jackson.. John.. joined our Board in April 2012.. has been on HALCO’s Board since 2011.. Eric is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University.. He began working on HIV/AIDS over 20 years ago when he was hired as the founding staff person of what is now CATIE: Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.. He is co-author of.. Getting ‘Hooked Up’: A Report on the Barriers People Living With HIV/AIDS Face Accessing Social Services.. (1994),.. Making Care Visible: Antiretroviral Therapy and the Health Work of People Living with HIV/AIDS.. (2004) and.. HIV Non-Disclosure and the Criminal Law: Establishing Policy Options for Ontario.. (2010).. His research on HIV has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including A.. IDS Care, Critical Public Health, The International Journal of Public Health.. , and.. Medical Anthropology.. Eric is a past member of the Board of Directors of CATIE.. He is currently a member of the Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure (CLHE) and the steering committee of AIDS ACTION NOW!.. Barbara..

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  • Title: Funding | HALCO
    Descriptive info: HALCO is a registered charity, and is funded by.. Legal Aid Ontario.. , the AIDS Bureau of the.. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.. , as well as other sources including corporate, foundation, and individual donors.. If you would like to make a donation now, please click on the.. button.. For more information about making a donation, please see.. We sincerely appreciate your support!.. 2012 Pride Remembrance Run.. a huge success!.. The.. took place on Saturday June 30 and was a  ...   will support our full-time articling (law) student program, allowing us to provide additional support to our community.. For more information, please see our.. What’s New.. post.. Visionary Funder:.. M·A·C.. AIDS Fund.. The M·A·C AIDS Fund s mission is to serve people of all ages, all races and all sexes affected by HIV and AIDS.. To partner with the bold, the visionary and the brave who confront the epidemic in countries and communities where people are most neglected, off the radar and highest risk..

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  • Title: History | HALCO
    Descriptive info: A little HALCO History.. The HIV AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) was founded in 1995, and began operating as a full service legal clinic in December of that year.. From 1991 to 1994, we operated on a project basis through the then ARCH Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped, now called the.. ARCH Disability Law Centre.. In 1995, HALCO was established in partnership with the.. AIDS Committee of Toronto.. and the.. Toronto People With AIDS Foundation.. HALCO is now an independent registered charity funded by.. , the.. AIDS Bureau of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care,.. as well as support from corporations, foundations and individual donors.. HALCO is governed by a nine-member volunteer Board of Directors, elected from and by our.. members.. Board members terms are for two years.. The majority of our Board members are people  ...   [who is a lawyer], four staff lawyers, a Community Legal Worker, a Director of Administration and an Administrative Assistant.. As well, we have a full-time articling [law] student each year and law student volunteers, and contract staff.. page for a list of our current staff.. Since 1995, the demand for our services has continued to grow.. In recent years, requests for service have been increasing dramatically.. In the year August 1, 2011, to July 31, 2012, we handled more than 4,100 requests for legal services, opened over 254 case files (the largest number in a single year in our history) and 182 public legal education files (the majority of which were workshops and presentations).. We also engage in law reform, public legal education and community development initiatives.. page for more information about HALCO services.. page for information about contacting HALCO..

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  • Title: Our Services | HALCO
    Descriptive info: HALCO provides a variety of services.. We provide free.. legal services.. to people in Ontario who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.. We also provide.. public legal education activities.. across Ontario.. In addition, we are involved in a variety of.. law reform.. and community development activities.. HALCO produces.. publications.. including our.. , our newsletter, information sheets, and more.. For more information about our services, please see our:.. Public Legal Education activities.. (including our free workshops).. Publications.. (including our newsletter).. HALCO pamphlet on-line here..

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  • Title: Legal Services | HALCO
    Descriptive info: HALCO provides legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.. HALCO s legal services include summary legal advice, brief legal services, referrals and legal representation.. For information about other legal services in Ontario, please scroll down.. HALCO Legal Services.. Summary Legal Advice, Brief Services Referrals.. HALCO provides free summary legal advice and brief services in our.. Areas of Legal Practice.. [see below].. There are no financial eligibility guidelines for HALCO summary advice and brief services.. If we cannot provide advice, we will do our best to provide referrals to other services.. Representation.. HALCO provides free legal representation to clients who meet case and financial eligibility guidelines, and whose legal problem is within our.. We do not practice in all areas of law and are not be able to take on all cases.. If HALCO is unable to provide representation, we will do our best to provide referrals to other services.. HALCO’s Areas of Legal Practice Include.. :.. Income Security (including Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario Works, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security).. Housing (tenants, Co-op members, etc.. Human Rights (federal and provincial).. Immigration.. Private Insurance Matters.. Substitute Decision Making and Powers of Attorney.. Regulated Health Professions Complaints.. HIV-related Prison Matters.. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board applications for victims of crime.. Other Administrative Law Matters.. Although we do not practice all areas of law, we may be able to provide information or referrals to other services.. For example, if you have a family law problem, please call us for information and referrals.. If you are facing HIV-related criminal charges, please.. call us.. right away.. You can visit our.. pages for general information about many legal topics.. Other Legal Services in Ontario.. The following sections provide information about a number of other legal services available in Ontario, including community legal clinics (like HALCO) and other.. services, for example Legal Aid certificates, advice lawyers,  ...   HALCO is a member of the.. Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario.. aclco.. org/index.. html.. Legal Aid Ontario (LAO).. Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) provides many programs and services to help low-income people with legal issues.. You must be.. financially eligible.. to qualify for most LAO legal aid services.. LAO programs and services include:.. telephone services.. duty counsel lawyers in family and criminal courts.. advice lawyers in courts and in the community.. community legal clinics.. Student Legal Aid Services Societies (SLASS).. Family Law Information Centres and Family Law Service Centres.. LAO law offices, and.. Legal Aid certificates to pay private lawyer fees.. For more information about Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), please visit the.. Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) website.. ca.. Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC).. offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who believe they have experienced discrimination.. The Centre’s services range from legal assistance in filing an application at the Tribunal to legal representation on human rights applications.. For more information, please visit the.. Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC) website.. hrlsc.. ca/.. Private Lawyers and Licensed Paralegals.. Private lawyers and licensed paralegals provide legal services in Ontario.. Some private lawyers accept legal aid certificates, and others charge fees for legal services.. Law Society of Upper Canada.. regulates the provision of legal services in Ontario, and is responsible for the licensing of lawyers and paralegals.. Law Society of Upper Canada website.. lsuc.. The Law Society of Upper Canada operates the.. Law Society Referral Service.. , which provides referrals to private lawyers for up to 30 minutes of free legal advice.. For more information please see the.. information on the Law Society of Upper Canada website: www.. ca/faq.. aspx?id=2147486372.. Law Help Ontario (LHO).. , a service operated by.. Pro Bono Law Ontario.. , provides a wide range of.. legal information and resources.. for people in Ontario: www.. lawhelpontario.. org/..

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