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HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (HALCO)  free legal services for people with HIV in Ontario

Published on July 23, 2019

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (HALCO)  free legal services for people with HIV in Ontario

HALCO provides free legal services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario. As people who are diagnosed with HIV can have a wide variety of legal questions, from concerns relating to disclosure, privacy, access to health care, and immigration law to social assistance and employment-related questions, everyone who is diagnosed with HIV can ask for free legal advice. There is no financial eligibility for this legal advice service.  Some staff speak French, and interpreters can be assessed by phone and in-person. 

Anyone living with HIV in Ontario can call for free legal advice about any legal issue (the issue does not have to be HIV-related): 

1- 416-340-7790 or toll-free 1-888-705-8889. NOTE: Summer intake hours for new inquiries are: Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Referrals and information can be made even if HALCO is unable to directly assist. . You can find more information on the Contact Us page at:  https://www.halco.org/contact-us.

Community Legal Clinics

Ontario’s community legal clinics provide free legal services for people in their communities. HALCO’s community is people living with HIV in Ontario. People can contact their local community legal clinic for information about services in their community. You can find local and specialty community legal clinics using the Legal Aid Ontario website:

English: https://www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/type_civil-clinics.asp

 French:  https://www.legalaid.on.ca/fr/getting/type_civil-clinics.asp

HALCO information pamphlet, which includes information about its services, is available in print and you can see it as a pdf at:






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