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End-of-Life: A Guide for Humanists and Non-Religious People in B.C.

End of life care in Canada has historically been a field of medicine steeped in religion, believed to be the work of Christian chaplains—not doctors—for the purpose of preparing for an afterlife. With a growing number of non-religious people in the world and the multiculturalism of Canada, the landscape of...

BCHA condemns proposal to create College of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The BC Humanist Association is calling for the scrapping of a proposal to create a "Regulatory College of Complementary and Alternative Health and Care Professionals" by a committee tasked with modernizing BC's provincial health professions regulatory framework. The new regulatory college is being proposed to amalgamate existing colleges for chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists...

Legislative Prayer Across Canada

Canada is often viewed as a diverse and multicultural country. Multiculturalism and ‘freedom of conscience and religion’ are enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. From this, the Supreme Court of Canada has established that Canada is a secular country through what has been called the state’s duty of...

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2020 In Review

This past year has been an unprecedented one on many levels. With the mass lockdowns, deaths, and other losses brought on by COVID-19, it has been an important time to stay true to our humanist values of morality, compassion, scientifically backed reason, and compassion. In the face of these challenges,...

BC Humanist Association welcomes proposed legislation to expand access to medical assistance in dying

Since our last response in January 2016, there has been a significant amount of research into the demand for medical assistance in dying (MAiD), and experience of the 13,000 Canadians who received their wish of an assisted death in Canada since legislation. However, there are also many people who would...

Farewell for a while

A special note from our Executive Director, Ian Bushfield: Today is my last day of work before I take off for a few months to raise a young Humanist. It's been an incredibly productive summer. Our amazing team of Emily, Alexandre, Adriana and Teale have hosted livestreamed events, finished what...

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All in-person BCHA-sponsored events have been suspended for the time being. Some of our local affiliates have begun offering physically-distanced events. We encourage everyone to be mindful of public health guidelines.

Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at ONLINE, Vancouver
  • Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at ONLINE, Vancouver
  • See all upcoming events.


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