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Humanist Officiants in Ottawa


We get together with other humanists.

We regularly organize pub nights and presentations on topics of interest to humanists.

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We advocate for secular values.

The Humanist Association of Ottawa (HAO) has been operating since 1968 and over the years has come out in favour of a number of policy positions in support of advocacy for  public policy based on reason and compassion.

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Past Events

Panel Discussion: Freedom of Expression under Fire!
May 5, 2018
The HAO presented a panel discussion May 3rd 2018 at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on freedom of expression in academia and the media.  The panelists included Lindsay Shepherd
Public Funds for Public Schools
April 13, 2018
The publicly funded Halton Catholic District School Board passed a resolution to ban fundraising for charities that run counter to Catholic values. Under this ban, its schools will no longer...
The Ottawa Wedding Show
April 9, 2018
The HAO sponsored a small booth at The Ottawa Wedding Show at the EY Center on April 7-8, 2018.  A few local officiants chipped in and took shifts occupying the booth, which was tastefully d

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