Humanism during COVID-19

The evidence and warnings from our public health officials are clear: To prevent the novel coronavirus COVID-19 from overwhelming our healthcare system and leading to a lot of unnecessary suffering and death, immediate action is required from every one of us.

The BCHA has taken steps to protect our members and the broader community, including suspending all in person meetings.

We are also working to ensure we maintain our social connections, stay involved in our communities and promote Humanist values of science and compassion.

Stay tuned to this page for updates.

Latest news


Secular home and online school options for BC parents

As the Government of British Columbia rolls out its Education Restart Plan, some students and parents are considering their own options for their return to school in September. A popular option is some form of homeschooling. Parents in BC have three main options for homeschooling their children: Enrolling in a...

A Just Recovery is a Humanist Recovery

The BC Humanist Association is joining over 150 Canadian organizations in the launch today of six principles for a Just Recovery for All. The BCHA has also signed onto the Vancouver Just Recovery's joint statement. The movements for a just recovery are calling on governments to ensure that recovery efforts support...

Humanists join call to decriminalize simple drug possession immediately

The BC Humanist Association is joining over 50 human rights, health and drug policy organizations in calling on key ministers in the federal government to immediately decriminalize the possession of illicit drugs in response to the twin crises of opioid overdoses and the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was started by the Canadian...

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...

Combating coronavirus misinformation

One of the most common questions we've heard during the pandemic has been how to navigate the good science from the junk. This is a big concern for Humanists, who value science and evidence, so I'll do my best to provide some pointers that I use when browsing the news....

Humanism in action during COVID-19

Humanists have a duty of care to all of humanity including future generations. Humanism commits us to an ethical way of life that looks after each other. For many of us, this has been never been more apparent than in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Over the coming days and weeks,...

Taking precautions and protecting our community

The evidence and warnings from our public health officials are clear: To prevent the novel coronavirus COVID-19 from overwhelming our healthcare system and leading to a lot of unnecessary suffering and death, immediate action is required from every one of us. Yesterday, BC's Chief Public Health Officer banned all gatherings...



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