On August 23rd, 2021, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) launched a community consultation regarding proposed Criminal Code reforms to limit HIV criminalization. To inform the next phase of our advocacy, the CCRHC has launched a cross-Canada survey about those options with people living with HIV, people working in the HIV response, legal and human rights experts, and activists. Now, the CCRHC wants your input.
This survey will be available between August 23 – October 22, 2021.
We encourage you to read this Background Document before completing the survey.
About this work
The CCRHC has previously called for changes to the federal Criminal Code that would limit HIV criminalization. This call was in the CCRHC’s Community Consensus Statement released in 2017. Since then, CCRHC members have continued to press the federal government for action and have been developing some options for amendments to the Criminal Code.
We ask that you distribute information about the consultation and the survey among your networks. We want to ensure that our community has the tools to understand the implications of various proposals for law reform.