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October meeting postponed – new date (tentative) is Saturday October 24th. Watch for confirmation and/or further announcements.
Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, indoor events are canceled for the time being. Our regular monthly meetings are resuming – online via Zoom. Check the newsletter or event post for more information.
Please watch for updates here, on our social media accounts, and in our monthly newsletter.
Read our October newsletter 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.
Stand up for science-based decision making in Canada
The term position of Chief Science Advisor to the federal government expired in September.
Evidence for Democracy has prepared a letter asking the federal government to continue this important role.
Click here for more information and to add your name to the letter.
Support the proposed ban on conversion therapy
Call on parliament to proceed with passing Bill C-8, banning the cruel practice of conversion therapy, as soon as it reconvenes.
Click here for more information and to sign the petition started by the BC Humanist Association.
Donate blood to help COVID patients
Canadian Blood Services is conducting clinical trials to see if antibodies from the blood of recovered COVID patients can be used to help treat others who are sick. They need blood donations from people who have recovered to use in the trials.
If you, or anyone you know, has recovered from COVID-19, please check out this information.
Support the proposed amendments to the federal assisted dying legislation
The Federal government recently tabled legislation to amend Canada’s law on medical assistance in dying.
Tell your Member of Parliament (MP) and provincial Senators that you support giving Canadians access to their constitutional right to make informed end-of-life choices.
Click here for more information and to add your name.
Charity of the Month
Our Charity of the Month program has resumed and donations can be made online using the ‘Donate’ link (in the right sidebar on a computer, or scroll to the bottom of the page if using a phone).
Our October charity is the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Kasese, Uganda. See the newsletter for details.
If you are looking for a worthwhile secular cause to support, click here to take a look at a list of charities we have supported in the past.
Recent News and Views
Read more issues and opinions here.