Events

British Columbia is one of Canada's least religious provinces. The BC Humanist Association is committed to building Humanist communities for those who share our values in cities and towns across the province. Together with our local affiliate communities, we host regular meetings across BC.

Our affiliation program is set out in our Local Groups Policy. Groups who affiliate with us receive support to help connect with Humanists and atheists in their area and become part of a network of non-religious people across the province. Apply to create a local group or to affiliate your existing group.

Attendees at events are expected to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Local groups


  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    Quality Foods meeting room in Courtenay, BC, Canada

    Kirsten - Virtuous Living

    With members from the Comox Valley and Campbell River, the Comox Valley Humanists meet at 9:30 am on the last Saturday of each month. Drop-ins are welcome.  If you would like to attend a meeting or find out more about the group, please email cvhumanists@gmail.com. Check current meeting schedule at cvhumanists.org

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    Canadian Blood Services in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Vancouver Blood Drive

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    ***ALL SPOTS HAVE BEEN BOOKED***

    Stay tuned for our next blood drive. Make sure to get your RSVP in at least a week in advance to reserve a spot.

    The BC Humanist Association has partnered up with Partners for Life – a national program committed to saving lives through blood donations.

    We’ve got it in us to work together to help contribute to Canada’s blood supply.

    Come out for our blood donation day and put your Humanist values in action!

    Not sure if you're eligible to donate? Take the eligibility quiz: https://blood.ca/en/eligibility-quiz

  • Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting: Stand up for Mental Health Show

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    You have to be nuts to take counsellor and stand-up comic David Granirer's award-winning Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH) program where he teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues, but the results can be life-changing! This hilarious show looks at the lighter side of taking meds, dealing with addictions, seeing counselors, getting diagnosed and surviving the mental health system. www.standupformentalhealth.com

    See SMH on Australian TV

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN2fdR8nM30

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Westside Church in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Dialogue on Human Rights

    Note: This event is not hosted by the BC Humanist Association but includes our executive director representing the Humanist worldview.

    Is Christianity or Secular Humanism a better foundation for human rights?: A conversation Between a Christian and a Secular Humanist

    There is no shortage of causes vying for our attention. Underlying all such causes is the concept of human rights. Which worldview provides a better foundation for it - Christianity or Secular Humanism? 

    As part of The Human Project, Apologetics Canada, in partnership with Westside Church, is hosting a dialogue between a Christian and a Secular Humanist on Wednesday, February 28 in Vancouver, BC.

    Don't miss this opportunity to engage your mind and think about an important topic that impacts us all!

    Admission is FREE, but you must RSVP here



    Secular Humanist
    Ian Bushfield
    Executive Director, BC Humanist Association



    Christian
    Dr. Andy Bannister
    Director, Solas Centre for Public Christianity

  • Sunday, March 04, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting: Jaymie Matthews - What the astronomy textbooks don't tell you

    Dr Jaymie Matthews is a Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of British Columbia. He's recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Officer of the Order of Canada and other teaching awards.

    What the textbooks don't tell you explores the human stories behind some of the great astronomical discoveries.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Goldis' Home in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Book Club - No Is Not Enough by Naomi Klein

    No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein

    "Trump is extreme but he's not a Martian. He is the logical conclusion of many of the most dangerous trends of the past half-century. He is the personification of the merger of humans and corporations--a one-man megabrand, with wife and children as spin-off brands. This book is to help understand how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can flip the script and seize the opportunity to make things a whole lot better in a time of urgent need. A tool-kit for shock-resistance." --from the Introduction

    The election of Donald Trump produced a frightening escalation in a world of cascading crises. The Trump Administration's vision--the deconstruction of the welfare and regulatory state, the unleashing of a fossil fuel frenzy (which requires the sweeping aside of climate science) and an all-out attack on vulnerable communities under the guise of a war on crime and terrorism--will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks around the world, to the economy, to national security, to the environment.

    In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein embraces a lively conversation with the reader to expose the forces behind Trump's success and explain why he is not an aberration but the product of our time--Reality TV branding, celebrity obsession and CEO-worship, Vegas and Guantanamo, fake news and vulture bankers all rolled into one. And she shares a bold vision, a clear-eyed perspective on how to break the spell of his shock tactics, counter the rising chaos and divisiveness at home and abroad, and win the world we need.

    Unless otherwise noted, the BC Humanist book club will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at a members home.

    Please suggest books for upcoming months and invite anyone who may be interested.

    Most books are available at the Vancouver Public Library or local book stores or through the BC Humanist Association.

  • Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting

    Details to be confirmed.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting: M. Asadullah - Restorative Justice

    M. Asadullah is a PhD candidate (ABD) and former sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University's School of Criminology, BC, Canada. Previously, he was a sessional faculty of Peace & Conflict Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley and a guest lecturer at the University of Dhaka’s Victimology and Restorative Justice, Bangladesh.

    Asad researches Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Communication, Conflict Resolution, Peacemaking Criminology, and Youth Justice. He enjoys supporting community-based justice organizations, and offering Intro to NVC in prison and faith-based settings.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Oakridge Seniors Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Sunday Meeting

    Details to be confirmed.

    All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.

    The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.

    Click here for more details on how to find the Centre. Our events are independent of the Seniors' Centre and are open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    Quality Foods meeting room in Courtenay, BC, Canada

    Elan - Homelessness in the Comox Valley / Housing First Initiative

    With members from the Comox Valley and Campbell River, the Comox Valley Humanists meet at 9:30 am on the last Saturday of each month. Drop-ins are welcome.  If you would like to attend a meeting or find out more about the group, please email cvhumanists@gmail.com. Check current meeting schedule at cvhumanists.org



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