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:

Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 pm

How I Became a Humanist

Elizabeth Bright-See George Cherian   Carl     Goldberg


Three of our members will talk about their own personal journeys to Humanism, and what being a Humanist means to them. Followed by a time of discussion and sharing from the audience.

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door

Our meetings are in the Stephenson & Hunt room at the Central Library, 251 Dundas Street. Please note the start time: 7:00 pm!
Click here for directions.


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?

It's time to renew your HALA membership for 2017 or become a member for the first time!! Please use our secure Membership website.

Read HALA President Rod Martin's article on "How a Humanist finds purpose and meaning in life" in the January 2017 issue of the Enlightenment.

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

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Political correctness beats callousness";   "Helping others helps us find meaning";  "Young and old united in caring".

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


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


HALA Board 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.