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Changes to ODSP Tips for service providers to support people applying for or receiving ODSP

On November 22, 2018, the Ontario government announced changes to social assistance, including changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) disability definition and employment/training income earning exemptions.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Know Your Rights: A Guide for Child and Family Service Providers Serving People Living with HIV

This guide was written for child and family service providers who provide support and assistance to people living with or affected by HIV. It includes these sections:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Women and HIV

This is a series of four info sheets on the human rights of women living with or vulnerable to HIV in Canada. The titles are:

  1. Women in Prison, HIV and Hepatitis C. 
  2. Women and the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure.  (updated February 2017)
  3. Women, Sex Work and HIV. 
  4. Women and HIV Testing. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Changes in HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario

HALCO HIV & AIDS legal clinic Ontario has produced a fact sheet and poster providing information  about changes to HIV testing and reporting in Ontario that came into effect in June 2016.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Women living with HIV and intimate partner violence: Questions & Answers

This new guide is for women, including trans women, who are living with HIV and who experience or are at risk of experiencing violence from their intimate partner. The contents include:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2016

HIV Disclosure to Sexual Partners: Questions and answers for newcomers

This brochure aims to help newcomers to Canada make informed decisions about disclosing to sexual partners. It has information about the criminal law in Canada, public health, and specific implications for newcomers, including permanent residents, students, temporary workers, visitors, refugees, and people without immigration status.

Available in:

English, Français, Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Criminal Law & HIV Non-Disclosure in Canada

This is a series of three info sheets on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada:

  1. The obligation to disclose HIV-positive status under Canadian criminal law
  2. The criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada and internationally
  3. Criminalization, public policy and community responses

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Living with HIV – Know Your Rights 5: Disclosure as a patient

Number 5 in a series of brochures that address in a question-and-answer form the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV in a variety of day-to-day contexts. Questions include: Do I have an obligation to disclose my HIV-positive status to health-care professionals? Can I be sued for lying on a medical form about my HIV-positive status?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Living with HIV – Know Your Rights 6: Privacy and health records

Number 6 in a series of brochures that address the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV in a variety of day-to-day contexts. Questions include: What are health records? Is the confidentiality of my health record protected? Is there anything I can do if I don’t want certain information in my health record to be shared with another health professional?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Living with HIV – Know Your Rights 7: Disclosure in school and daycare

Number 7 in a series of brochures that address the privacy rights and disclosure obligations of people living with HIV in a variety of day-to-day contexts. Questions include: When do I need to disclose my child’s status to a school or daycare? If I tell someone at school or daycare that my child has HIV, do they have to keep it confidential?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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