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Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 09:30 AM
  • Kirsten - Virtuous Living at Quality Foods meeting room, Courtenay
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM
  • Vancouver Blood Drive at Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver
  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Stand up for Mental Health Show at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
  • Dialogue on Human Rights at Westside Church, Vancouver
  • Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    BC Budget continues faith school giveaway

    Humanists are disappointed that today's provincial budget continues the multimillion dollar giveaway to independent faith schools across the province. Budget 2018 estimates that independent schools across BC will receive over $425 million in public funding for 2018/19. Independent schools across BC can qualify for up to 50% of the per-student...

    O Canada becomes more inclusive

    The BC Humanist Association welcomes news that Canada's national anthem is now officially gender neutral. The Senate passed bill C-210 yesterday, officially changing the line "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command." The bill now awaits Royal Assent before becoming law.

    Humanists support Canada Summer Job funding requirement

    The BC Humanist Association has launched a petition in support of new application requirements for the Government of Canada's Canada Summer Jobs program. The program provides wage subsidies to employers to hire high school and post-secondary students. The new policy requires applicants to attest that neither the job nor the...

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    February 19, 2018 Newsletter

    On Saturday, thirteen happy Humanists helped sort donations at the Vancouver Food Bank for three hours. On Friday, our Humanist Chaplain from Kwantlen University Polytechnic Dr Marty Shoemaker and his ex-wife spoke to fourth graders at Stratford Hall.

    Happy (belated) Darwin Day - Feb 13, 2018 Newsletter

    Yesterday was Darwin Day, the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and a chance to reflect on the theory of evolution. While we didn't participate in formal celebrations in BC this year, one event that caught my eye was a Darwin Day lecture in Pittsburgh. At this lecture, Princeton...

    Millennials abandon hope for religion but revere human rights

    By Galen Watts, Queen's University, Ontario A sea change in the religious landscape of Canada is underway. Led by millennials, Canada is increasingly moving towards a secular culture. “Spiritual but not religious” has become our new normal. A 2015 Angus Reid poll found 39 per cent of Canadians identify as...

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