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Care, Connection, and Access

This paper examines the legal and policy measures needed to scale up safe supply at supervised consumption services in Canada.  

Rapid Q&A – An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 16, 2024

Rapid Q&A prepared by the HIV Legal Network on May 7, 2024.

Submission to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD):

Joint submission by the HIV Legal Network and the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Secretariat of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding increasing calls in Canada for involuntary care and detention of people who use drugs.


In a report released in 2019, the HIV Legal Network explored the state of SCS in Canada in the previous year, described and analyzed legal and policy developments related to SCS implementation since their first inception, identified barriers and facilitators faced by current and future SCS operators, and formulated a series of recommendations primarily targeting the … Read more

Know Your Rights – HIV CRiminalization

This guide was prepared by the HIV Legal Network to answer some common questions about HIV disclosure and the criminal law in Canada. This guide gives you legal information, not legal advice — the difference between the two is important.


A human rights approach is essential to eliminating HCV as a public health threat, and capturing the social, cultural, economic, and other barriers to the enjoyment of rights, including the right to health. This approach also provides a mechanism to hold governments accountable to their human rights promises.  

ACB Legal Resources

This brochure was prepared by the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), HIV Legal Network, African Caribbean Council on HIV/ AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO), Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA), and Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP). It will provide you with important information about the law in Canada. If you need legal advice, … Read more

Towards Access for All: Best and Promising Practices from Low-Barrier, Harm Reduction Shelters in Canada

On September 21, 2023, the HIV Legal Network hosted the “Violence Against Women (VAW) Shelter Harm Reduction Roundtable” in Toronto, Ontario. The Legal Network invited front-line staff, directors, and peers from VAW shelters, emergency shelters, and transition houses across Canada. Our goal was to learn from these shelters and transition houses, which are engaged in … Read more

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, regarding its study on the ‘Opioid Epidemic and Toxic Drug Crisis’

In 2023, the federal Standing Committee on Health began a study on the ‘Opioid Epidemic and Toxic Drug Crisis’. The HIV Legal Network, together with the Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation, submitted a joint brief in 2024 detailing key legal determinants of health that have spurred the toxic drug crisis, focusing on the need for … Read more

CESCR Drug Policy Annotated Outline Consultation – Submission by the HIV Legal Network

In 2023, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the UN Committee of independent experts in charge of overseeing the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) announced that it would prepare its first ever General Comment on drug policy to describe how drug laws and practices affect the enjoyment … Read more

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