About Us

We are a group of people from London, Ontario, Canada, and the surrounding area 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!

  • We meet on the second Wednesday of each month (except July, August, and December) at 7:00 pm in the Stephenson & Hunt Room at the London Central Public Library, 251 Dundas Street in London, Ontario.

  • We usually have guest speakers presenting on a variety of topics such as humanism, science, philosophy, or history, followed by a time of discussion and an opportunity to mingle over juice and cookies.

  • Click here for information about our next meeting.

  • Click here to get on our mailing list and start receiving notices about upcoming meetings and other events.

  • Click here to go to our Podcast Website and listen to podcasts of past meetings.

  • Each year we also host larger meetings for the general public, and we have fun at our summer and winter solstice parties in July and December.   Photos of our 2015 Summer Picnic

  • Our "mini-journal," The Enlightenment , is published quarterly in January, April, July and October. Special issues are published from time to time.

  • Our Humanist officiant is available to perform weddings, funerals, memorial services, and naming ceremonies.

  • One of our members, Goldwin (Goldie) Emerson, writes frequent columns relating to Humanism in the London Free Press.

  • We are affiliated with Humanist Canada, and we are registered as a non-profit charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • To see a copy of our Organization's By-laws, click here.

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Our Board

For more information, contact a member of the Board.

Dr. Rod Martin
Carl Goldberg
Dr. Elizabeth Bright-See
Brian Prachar
Membership Secretary
Celina Everling
Member at Large (Publicity)
Bradley Banks

Member at Large (Social)
Sherry Keddie
Enlightenment Editor
Don Hatch

Our Officiant

Dr. André Lachance is the Officiant of the Humanist Association of London and Area.

He is registered as a Humanist Officiant with the Ontario Humanist Society.

He is available to conduct weddings, funerals, memorial services, baby naming ceremonies, and other ceremonies to mark major life milestones.

You may contact him at:  lachance@uwo.ca

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