Welcome to HALA


We are a group of people from southwestern Ontario, Canada, who share the view that humans can live a meaningful, ethical, and joyful life without belief in religion or the supernatural.

If you believe in reason, compassion, critical thinking, science, justice, integrity, equality, and tolerance … welcome to our community!   Click here for information about our next meeting.

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Next Meeting:

Saturday, December 3, 5:30 pm

Annual Potluck Winter Solstice Party

Once again, we celebrate the changing of the seasons with a party for paid-up members of HALA and their family members or guests. We've planned a fun program of games, singing, food, and good fellowship, and we hope you will join us! For more information or to RSVP, please contact HALA president Rod Martin at ramartin@uwo.ca.

Our next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, January 11, at 7:00 pm in the Stephenson & Hunt Room at the London Central Library. All are welcome!


HALA at the Pride Parade

HALA members and friends marching in the Pride Parade in London, Ontario, July 27, 2014.



Winter Solstice Party

December 14, 2013.



"I am a Humanist"

A light-hearted musical tribute to Humanism.


What's New?

Download recent issues of The Enlightenment:    November, 2016;    October, 2016;    September, 2016;    August, 2016;    July, 2016;   

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Helping others helps us find meaning";  "Young and old united in caring";  "Order not to be confused with design";  "We need nature more than it needs us";  "Still time to do good, at any age".

Download Dr. Dozois' Powerpoint presentation from the March 9 HALA meeting on cognitive therapy for depression.

Three of our members relate how they became Humanists, in a past issue of The Enlightenment.

HALA Board member Don Hatch has published a book entitled The Road Not Travelled. Read about it in this special issue of the Enlightenment. You can also buy a copy of it at our next HALA meeting.


Dan Barker (front row, right) with HALA Board members at the Wolf Hall event, June 2014.


HALA member Brad Banks promotes Humanism at the Westmount branch of the London Public Library.


"How Can I Be Happy?"

A short Humanist video exploring happiness and the meaning of life, narrated by Stephen Fry, produced by the British Humanist Association.