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:

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:00 pm

How I Became a Humanist

At this first meeting of the new year, we will have our AGM, with financial, membership, and planning reports from the HALA board, and election of board members for 2019. Two of our newer HALA members, William Kirk and Remo Venturin, will speak about how they became Humanists and what Humanism means to them.

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

Stephenson & Hunt room, Central Library
251 Dundas Street, 7:00 pm

Click here for directions.

Sherry and Allie's Wedding

Video of HALA Board member Sherry Keddie and her partner Allison exchanging marriage vows in the London Pride Parade on July 29, 2018. André Lachance, our Humanist officiant, led the ceremony.

"I am a Humanist"

A light-hearted musical tribute to Humanism.

What's New?

Listen to the podcast of Monica Tomlinson's talk on Mindfulness at our September meeting.

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Religions can be improved by humanism"; "Ethical qualities adaptable to any era"; "Alzheimer's exposes parents' life-long influence"

Download recent issues of The Enlightenment:    January, 2019;    December, 2018;    November, 2018;    October, 2018;    September, 2018

HALA Board member Brad Banks promotes Humanism at "Celebrate Tillsonburg" in Tillsonburg, Ontario, September, 2018.


Rod Martin's presentation on Stoicism at the HALA meeting on May 9, 2018.

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

"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.