Humanism is a worldview that promotes human dignity without belief in a higher power. Humanists have a long commitment to democracy and human rights.
We support the principles of social justice and fight against discrimination.
Documents like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and various Human Rights Acts across Canada exemplify Humanist values.
Henry Morgentaler founded Humanist Canada during the fight for reproductive freedoms and since 1984, the BCHA has campaigned for secularism in schools, supported LGBTQ2S+ rights and the right to die with dignity.
Our campaigns are guided by the Issues Summary approved by our Board of Directors.