Humanist Canada

Promoting the separation of religion from public policy and fostering the development of reason, compassion and critical thinking for all Canadians through secular education and community support.

Location: Canada
Members: 48
Latest Activity: Feb 4

Welcome to Humanist Canada on Atheist Nexus

What is Humanism?

Humanism is a dynamic and religion-free way of life that affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical and meaningful lives, aspiring to the greater good of humanity. Humanists are guided by reason and scientific inquiry, inspired by music and art, and motivated by ethics, compassion and fairness.

Twelve Principles of Humanism

1. Humanism aims at the full development of every human being.
2. Humanists uphold the broadest application of democratic principles in all human relationships.
3. Humanists advocate the use of the scientific method, both as a guide to distinguish fact from fiction and to help develop beneficial and creative uses of science and technology.
4. Humanists affirm the dignity of every person and the right of the individual to maximum possible freedom compatible with the rights of others.
5. Humanists acknowledge human interdependence, the need for mutual respect and the kinship of all humanity.
6. Humanists call for the continued improvement of society so that no one may be deprived of the basic necessities of life, and for institutions and conditions to provide every person with opportunities for developing their full potential.
7. Humanists support the development and extension of fundamental human freedoms, as expressed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and supplemented by UN International Covenants comprising the United Nations Bill of Human Rights.
8. Humanists advocate peaceful resolution of conflicts between individuals, groups, and nations.
9. The humanist ethic encourages development of the positive potentialities in human nature, and approves conduct based on a sense of responsibility to oneself and to all other persons.
10. Humanists reject beliefs held in absence of verifiable evidence, such as beliefs based solely on dogma, revelation, mysticism or appeals to the supernatural.
11. Humanists affirm that individual and social problems can only be resolved by means of human reason, intelligent effort, critical thinking joined with compassion and a spirit of empathy for all living beings.
12. Humanists affirm that human beings are completely a part of nature, and that our survival is dependent upon a healthy planet that provides us and all other forms of life with a life-supporting environment.

Discussion Forum

Sex & Secularism, Humanist Canada 2012 Conference

Started by Kevin Saldanha Jun 4, 2012. 0 Replies are ready to address one of the most intriguing but controversial topics in the history of humanity - SEX!Join us on…Continue

Tags: sex, secularism, 2012, conference, canada

Humanist Canada 2011 AGM and Conference

Started by Kevin Saldanha Aug 17, 2011. 0 Replies

Humanist Canada members and everyone who hopes their descendants will inherit Planet Earth, mark your calendars…Continue

Tags: Environment, Population, 2011, Planet, Toronto

AAI-HC Conference, Montreal, Oct 1-3, 2010

Started by Kevin Saldanha. Last reply by Kevin Saldanha Oct 12, 2010. 3 Replies

The website for the upcoming Atheist Alliance International / Humanist Canada joint Conference with the theme 'Atheists without Borders' is up at…Continue

Nisga'a ancestral chief challenges treaty

Started by Sarah Walton. Last reply by Sarah Walton Oct 4, 2010. 1 Reply

Should be interesting to see where this goes. I was 17 years old at the time the treaty was signed, so i didn't pay much attention to it. I'm going to go look into it and see what exactly what…Continue

Tags: constitution, treaty, nisga'a

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Comment by Billy Warhol on April 21, 2010 at 10:21pm
I had an Interesting Chat with a Girl today + Why she told her Friendz in Stratford to Vote Liberal even tho she's a semi staunch NDP - she wanted to make sure this Country doesn't Fall into the Fundamentalist hands of the Conservatives - the way thee Dumbest (sad + pathetic) country America (of all goddam places) has. It's Frightening - I'll be Breathing Easier for all Humanity to see a New Supreme Court Judge in place to Keep that John Roberts sh!t the he!! outta the Continent!!
Comment by Kevin Saldanha on April 21, 2010 at 6:55pm
Hi Johnsky,

here is the link to the other article from an American perspective ... you may have already seen it..
Comment by Kevin Saldanha on April 9, 2010 at 4:03pm
Hi Johnsky, I recently read an interesting synopsis on why church-state separation is a non-starter in Canada. For now all I could find is this

Will post the other link when I find it.
Comment by Johnsky on April 9, 2010 at 12:14am
We're not in any rush to view a website just yet. Don't worry.

You know, I think we should make a goal to establish a Canadian version of separation of church and state. Or at least try.
Comment by Kevin Saldanha on April 8, 2010 at 9:44pm
ps. The website is not yet under the control of the new board and so we are unable to update/modify any material there :(
Comment by Kevin Saldanha on April 8, 2010 at 9:43pm
Hi Lorien, the convention is going to be in Montreal together with the co-host Humanist Canada AGM. Local-hosting will be CFI and Freethinkers association of Montreal.

No details have been released yet by AAI but it promises to bring some big names from N. America and elsewhere to Montreal. Pencil in the time off NOW.
Comment by Lorien on April 8, 2010 at 6:59pm
So is the AAI going to be in Montreal or Toronto? I would prefer Toronto because there are too many French people in Quebec - LOL of course.
Comment by Johnsky on April 7, 2010 at 7:02pm
You have me on-board.

I will not be joining via facebook, I view facebook as an invasion of privacy, and a means to silence political dissidence. (Which is why I have a fake alias on it, lol)

To those who need my real name, you can have it, but contact me privately.

I am aboard.
Comment by Lorien on April 7, 2010 at 4:52pm
Hey, when is there going to be some info about the AAI Convention in Montreal on your website?



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