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Humanists petition for conversion therapy ban

In a petition launched today, members of the BC Humanist Association are calling on parliamentarians to pass a bill banning conversion therapy in Canada.

Budget 2021: A Just and Secular Recovery

The BC Humanist Association has today asked the BC Legislature's Finance Committee to use Budget 2021 to prioritize a Just and Secular Recovery in British Columbia. In its brief, the organization urges the committee to frame its response in terms of the humanist values of social justice, science and secularism....

Pass or Fail?

Comparing the performance of private and public school graduates in post-secondary education Executive Summary Proponents of British Columbia’s (BC) private education funding model have claimed that private schools provide students with an academic advantage over their public school peers. By comparing the performance of graduates of BC private and public...

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Nonbelievers still minimized by Census 2021

Statistics Canada calls the census "the country's storyteller" but the accuracy of that story depends deeply on the quality of the questions being asked of Canadians. For years, Humanists, atheists and other nonreligious Canadians have been concerned by the wording of the question that Statistics Canada includes in the census....

Our comments on BC Budget 2021

The Government of British Columbia is currently consulting for Budget 2021. On Monday, I spoke before the BC Legislature's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and presented two of our ideas for that budget. First, that municipalities be given the ability to tax places of worship. And second,...

Humanists support international COVID-19 relief

Humanists believe that the solutions to the world’s problems lie in human thought and action rather than divine intervention. As a global pandemic, Humanists recognize that COVID-19 affects around the world. As part of our commitment to supporting one another, regardless of nationality, the BC Humanist Association is eager to...

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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.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 05:00 PM
  • Evidence in Action: How governments find and use science in policy-making at Zoom,
  • Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at ONLINE,
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 09:00 AM
  • Secular Humanist Thinkers' Coffee Klatsch (outside) at Mission Creek Regional Park, Kelowna
  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at ONLINE,
  • Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at ONLINE,
  • See all upcoming events.


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