On Thursday, October 20th, the Government of Canada announced the start of their consultation on HIV criminalization, as Canada finally looks to reform the misguided and harmful law on HIV non-disclosure in this country. The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC), welcomes this consultation – a first step, we hope, to concrete action on law reform.
Your participation in the government consultation is crucial. The federal government needs to hear from you about why and what changes to Canada’s discriminatory and unscientific laws are necessary to end the injustice against people living with HIV in this country.
On Tuesday, November 8th from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET we will be hosting an online information session (English) for organizations and individuals interested in participating in the government consultation. On Tuesday, November 15, we will be hosting a similar session in French from 10:30am to 12:00pm ET.
At these information sessions, you will have an opportunity to ask questions about the consultation, the need for law reform and the Coalition’s recommendations for change. The final 30 minutes will be reserved for people living with HIV to ask questions about how to share their own experiences with the law for the purposes of this government consultation.
To register for the November 8th English-language session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkceGrqzkpG9VvND2iKw70OLqgjIfnA0B6
To register for the November 15th French-language session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pdempqDgsE904JtuBXl9s-n0MIVaKTbEt
The CCRHC has also provided helpful backgrounders to answer questions about the consultations and support your participation.