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HIV/AIDS

Includes information on laws related to HIV/AIDs testing, and privacy laws as they apply to HIV/AIDs information.

What the clients may say:
  • "I just found out that I’m HIV positive. I don’t know what to do or who to tell."
  • "I was tested for HIV without my knowledge."
  • "My partner plans to tell people that I have HIV."
  • "The public health unit has made an order against me because I’m HIV positive."
  • "I am HIV positive and wondering if I have to tell my sexual partners."

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Record #: OCR1063 Last Full Update: 19 Sep 2019
Names
Alternate Name Centre d'information juridique d'Ottawa ; Community Legal Centre ; CV19 ; Legal Clinic ; Legal Information & Referral Services ; OCR ; OLIC
Former Name Ottawa Legal Information Centre (2018)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
85 Albert St, Unit 1400
Ottawa, ON K1P 6A4
 
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Intersection Elgin St and Albert St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Partially Accessible - entrance only * braille elevator
Parking Pay parking lots * parking meters
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (May 7, 2020): Centre will no longer offer its services in person for the time being * legal information services remain available by telephone at 1-844-343-7462 during regular business hours * offering public legal education presentations remotely through Zoom to its community partners * contact for more information

Legal information and referral services offered on a confidential basis * all areas of law * 30 minute meeting with a lawyer, who can offer legal information * referral service to specialized resources in the province * help to determine the required legal forms * offers pamphlets, resources and information tools prepared by various legal organizations * commissioning of affidavits and notary public services

The Centre does not provide legal advice or legal assistance
Hours COVID-19 Mon 1 pm-4 pm * Tue, Wed, Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm * Fri 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Drop in or call * with or without an appointment * to make an appointment, contact the reception by telephone and ask to add your name to the call back list (the call will be returned within seven business days) 
 
Commissioning of affidavits and notary public services: bring printed documents and two identification documents along with you
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Service Categories Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Legal Issues ; Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ; Legal Information Services ; Notary Public Services ; Public Access Computers/Tools ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Legal Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-842-7462
Toll Free Phone 1-844-343-7462
Fax 613-842-8389
Website legalinfocentre.ca/
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Other Details
Funding Federal - Department of Justice
Print Material Pamphlets * promotional leaflets * posters
Resources Website * print bilingual legal resources

Canada HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Promotes the human rights of people living with or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally; turns evidence-based research on HIV/AIDS-related issues into action that is firmly grounde

External service: http://www.aidslaw.ca

AIDS Committee of Ottawa

A community-based, non-profit organization providing free, confidential services for people living with, affected by and at risk of HIV in the Ottawa area.

Record #: OCR0772 Last Full Update: 22 May 2019
Names
Alternate Name ACO / CSO ; Living Room ; OCR ; The Living Room Drop In Centre
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
19 Main St
Ottawa, ON K1S 1A9
 
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Intersection Colonel By Dr and Main St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) individual and group support * community education * risk reduction education * treatment information * liaison with organizations and health care professionals 
 
The Living Room drop-in centre: complementary therapies * hot meals * laundry facilities * clothing * supplementary grocery program  
 
Prison outreach and community prevention outreach services: operates needle exchange and crack pipe distribution program in partnership with Ottawa Public Health 
 
Support Groups: ongoing facilitated discussions about HIV/AIDS 
 
Health Promotion: risk reduction education * treatment information * information on HIV/AIDS related issues * professional and community referrals 
 
Speakers Bureau: trained volunteers offer presentations to schools, community organizations, and businesses on various HIV/AIDS issues 
 
Community Education: staff and volunteers liaise with other community organizations and health care professionals
Hours AIDS Committee Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Living Room Mon-Fri 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information or drop-in
Languages English ; French ; Arabic ; Chinese (Mandarin)
Fees None
Service Categories AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ; Discrimination Assistance ~ AIDS/HIV ; Disease/Disability Information ~ AIDS/HIV ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ AIDS/HIV ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Outreach Programs ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ AIDS/HIV Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-238-5014 ; Living Room 613-563-0851
Toll Free Phone Living Room, Ontario and Quebec only 1-800-461-2182
Fax 613-238-3425
E-Mail info@aco-cso.ca
Website www.aco-cso.ca
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Khaled Salam, Executive Director; Phone: 613-238-5014 ext 234; Email: Khaled@aco-cso.ca
Alternate Contact Cory Wong, Manager of Support Services; Phone: 613-238-5014 ext 227; Email: Cory@aco-cso.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Peter Szanto, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources; Phone: 613-238-5014 ext 228; Email: Peter@aco-cso.ca
Other Details
Established 1985
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Federal - Health Canada ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108070749 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Brochures
Resources Website
Accreditation No

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

Provides free legal services to people in Ontario who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Record #: MET3562 Last Full Update: 14 Mar 2019
Names
Alternate Name CV19 ; HALCO ; HIV and AIDs Legal Clinic ; Ontario AIDS Legal Clinic ; Ontario HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic
Legal Name HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
55 University Ave, Suite 1400
Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
 
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Intersection University Ave and King St W
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main and office entrances; Elevator accessible with tactile buttons; Accessible all gender washroom
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID19 -- service by phone, no in person meetings or public education activities * intake Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-5 pm

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
Hours COVID19 -- service by phone, no in person meetings or public education activities * intake Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-5 pm

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, email or write
Languages English ; French - some staff speak French ; interpreters for other languages, including phone interpretation
Fees None
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
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-340-7790
Toll Free Phone 1-888-705-8889
Fax 416-340-7248
E-Mail talklaw@halco.org
Website www.halco.org

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy Ottawa

Provides support & services to Aboriginal persons living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

Record #: OCR3040 Last Full Update: 11 Sep 2019
Names
Alternate Name OAHAS ; OCR
Legal Name Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Former Rideau High School
815 St Laurent Blvd N, Suite 230, 2nd floor
Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7
 
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Intersection St Laurent Blvd and McArthur Ave
Mailing Address c/o Isabelle Aubé 
Former Rideau High School 
815 St Laurent Blvd N 
Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Provides information, education, services and support to both Urban and Rural (off reserve) Aboriginal Peoples * in particular individuals who are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, and those who are affected by this disease: families, partners and caregivers * all services are free, confidential, client centered and culturally based
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * some evenings and weekends
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Aboriginal Peoples at risk, infected or affected with HIV/AIDS who live off reserve (both Urban and Rural) * also Provincial and Federal Prisons (aboriginal people only)
Application Call, e-mail or visit website for more information.
Languages English ; French ; Inuktitut
Fees None
Service Categories AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ~ Indigenous Communities
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-743-8851
E-Mail info@oahas.org
Website www.oahas.org
Primary Contact Isabelle Aubé, Regional Supervisor; Phone: 1-800-743-8851
Primary Executive Mark Atanasoff, Executive Director; Phone: 1-800-743-8851; Email: mark@oahas.org
Other Details
Funding Provincial
Resources Website

Law Society Referral Service

Provides the name of a lawyer or paralegal who best fits a person’s stated needs. The service is not designed to provide legal advice or second opinions.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social

Record #: OCR1591 Last Full Update: 22 Jan 2020
Names
Alternate Name CV19 ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
312 Parkdale Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
 
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Intersection Parkdale Ave and Scott St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (May 4, 2020): Reach's Legal Referral program is accepting calls from clients with disabilities in Ottawa and the Champlain region who require legal assistance * referrals made to legal resources will now be in the form of telephone or videoconference meetings * Reach’s Legal Referral team will be working remotely until further notice * response time may be impacted by these new working arrangements

Dedicated to educating and informing persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensuring that quality legal and social representation are provided

The Centre provides speakers to groups and educational programs * lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer
Hours COVID-19 Mon-Thu 9 am-2 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Persons with disabilities and family members, lawyers, mediators and the general public * anyone interested in the rights and interests of persons with disabilities
Application Call or visit the website to apply
Languages English ; French ; French lawyers are available
Fees None
Service Categories Disability Associations ; Disability Awareness Programs ; Disability Rights Groups ; Legal Assistance Referral Services ~ Disabilities Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-236-6636
Toll Free Phone 1-888-669-4001
E-Mail reach@reach.ca
Website www.reach.ca
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Other Details
Established 1981
Funding Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 107889297 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website