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Read our January news and updates here.
If an event has to be canceled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, we’ll try to get the word out ASAP. Check this page, our Facebook page, or our MeetUp page for announcements and updates.
Calls to Action
As Humanists, we need to support and speak up about what matters to us.
Enter this essay contest
Humanist Canada just announced an essay contest for high school students. Complete contest details are available on the Humanist Canada website. Deadline to enter is 01 March 2019.
Support advance requests for medical assistance in dying
People’s wishes, as expressed in their Health Care Directives, should be respected.
Sign the petition to the House of Commons here. (Deadline is January 30th)
Demand an end to forced patient transfers for assisted dying
Publicly-funded, faith-based health care facilities prohibit assisted dying, and sometimes even related assessments, on their property.
Let your premier know that you want that changed.
Charity of the Month
Our January Charity of the Month is the Ndinawe Youth Resource Centre.
See the newsletter for more information.
Click here to take a look at a list of charities we have supported in the past.
Recent News and Views
Outreach Report: Stonewall Corn and Apple? (9/25/2018) - That seems like a strange title for this report, but it was a busy August for HAAM as we did two outreach events back to back – at Stonewall Quarry Days and the Morden Corn and Apple Festival. Six days of outreach within two weeks felt like one big long event, and it was hard […] Publicly Funded Groups Must Respect Human Rights (1/29/2018) - The January 25th edition of the Steinbach Carillon published a column by Michael Zwaagstra regarding the attestation that applicants for the Federal Summer Jobs Program are required to sign before receiving public money. (The column is behind a paywall.) Mr Zwaagstra is a teacher, a Steinbach city councillor, an evangelical Christian, and a contributor to […] Show Me the Evidence (12/31/2017) - Believers take note – if you are presenting your beliefs to those who don’t already share them (atheists, agnostics, or members of any religion other than your own), you must be prepared to offer evidence for your claims. Expect to have your evidence critically examined before being accepted. If you cannot make your beliefs appear […]
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