Humanist Canada

Founded in 1968, Humanist Canada has its roots in the former Humanist Fellowship of Montreal. This fellowship was an organization of Humanists that was founded in 1954 by Drs. R. K. Mishra, Ernest Poser, and Maria Jutta Cahn. Lord Bertrand Russell and Dr. Brock Chisholm were its first patrons. 

Humanist Canada has grown over the past four decades to become Canada’s national voice for Humanism. It is also an associate member organization of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

Humanist Canada promotes literacy and supports the advancement of scientific and medical advancements, and human rights efforts. It is a resource for secular groups and causes across Canada.

Humanist Canada also recognizes people who have fought for human rights, civil rights, and secular freedoms through the annual Humanist of the Year Award. Past recipients of the award have been writer, journalist, and social justice activist, June Callwood, who also founded Casey House, the world's first hospice for people with HIV/AIDS (2007, posthumous):

and author, and professor of bioethics and cognitive evolution, Dr. Christopher diCarlo (2008), founder of Critical Thinking Solutions:




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