HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

Record #: MET3562
Last Full Update: 02 Apr 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-340-7790
Toll Free Phone 1-888-705-8889
Fax 416-340-7248

Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) Community legal clinic
  • advice, representation, referrals, advocacy
  • areas of law include privacy, social assistance, immigration, housing/tenant, pensions, Employment Insurance (EI), private insurance benefits, health, criminal, prison (HIV-related), human rights, substitute decision making and powers of attorney
  • community legal education speakers and publications
  • law reform and test case litigation
  • funded by Legal Aid Ontario, AIDS Bureau (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care), foundations and donors
  • also known as HALCO
Services by phone, no in-person meetings without an appointment and limited public education activities
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Intake: Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario, case and financial eligibility criteria may apply for legal representation
Application Call, drop in by appointment, email or write
Languages French - some staff speak French; Other - interpreters for other languages, including phone interpretation
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
55 University Ave
Suite 1400
Toronto, ON
Canada M5J 2H7
Intersection University Ave and King St W
Mailing Address 55 University Ave 
Suite 1400 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5J 2H7
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main and office entrances; Elevator accessible with tactile buttons; Accessible all gender washroom

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services ; Legal Education / Information
Service Categories Community Legal Clinics ; General Legal Aid ~ AIDS/HIV ; Individual Advocacy ~ AIDS/HIV ; Judicial Advocacy ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Legal Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Legal Information Services ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Legal Representation ~ AIDS/HIV ; Legislative Advocacy ~ AIDS/HIV Issues

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