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Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 01:30 PM
  • Comox Valley Humanists Meeting - From Privacy to Propaganda - Cyber Security at Courtenay Public Library, Courtenay
  • Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, February 02, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 07:00 PM
  • Vancouver Book Club at Goldis' Home - Max 12 attendees, Vancouver
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    Tell the Government to expand access to MAID

    Following a Quebec Supreme Court ruling that the existing restrictions on medical assistance in dying in Canada are unconstitutional, the federal government is looking to expand the eligibility requirements. In line with our position on medical assistance in dying, the BC Humanist Association has created the following guide to help...

    Enshrine evidence-based medicine in healthcare professions

    The BC Humanist Association is calling on the government to end the recognition of chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners as part of planned reforms to the regulation of health professionals. An all-party committee is considering changes to the Health Professions Act. The review follows a previous inquiry...

    Secular treatment options available for nurses following AA complaint settlement

    Vancouver Coastal Health has agreed to change its policy to permit healthcare professionals to opt for a secular addictions treatment option. The move comes as part of a settlement agreement with Byron Wood, who had filed a human rights complaint after being forced to attend religious based Alcoholics Anonymous by...

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    Teaching about religion and culture still legal

    Over three years ago, I wrote about an allegation that a student in Port Alberni was forced to participate in an Indigenous smudging ceremony in a BC public school. So as Humanists and secularists, we stand with the parent in speaking out against the forced participation of students in such a ceremony....

    Winning the fight against religious privilege

    After discussing what we're up against last week, we saw a major change on Thursday when the Legislature agreed to amend its practice of starting each day's session with "prayers" to "prayers and reflections."

    What we're up against

    As Humanists, we’re used to fighting the religious right. From the battles over creationism or Bible distribution in public schools to securing the right to a medically-assisted death, we know well how to respond to arguments based on dogma and religious authorities. But as we continue to push toward a...

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