Founded in 2005, the Halton-Peel Humanist Community (HPHC) is a community group that advocates separation of government and religion. We are affiliated with Humanist Canada, which is a non-profit charitable organization, and are a member organization of the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

We support the search for meaning in a non-supernatural world. Science, reason and compassion are at the heart of this secular world view. We work toward secular and rational approaches to law, ethics, and social welfare.

Our brochure in both English and French can also be downloaded below.

English Brochure [165 kb]

French Brochure [163 kb]

  • To promote a secular society in which the independence of civic governance from religious influence is a fundamental tenet of public affairs.
  • To promote rational dialogue and thought in the formation of public policy.
  • To defend the rights of Humanists, Secularists, Atheists and Freethinkers and to oppose any attempts to impose religious-based laws and beliefs on the general population.
  • To support the right of individuals to decide their own futures in accordance with their belief systems and without interference from religion or other dogma so long as their activities do not interfere with the ability of others to enjoy their rights.

Religion is not necessary to lead moral and meaningful lives. The Halton-Peel Humanist community, with members in Mississauga, Oakville and Caledon, is guided by several important principles, including the acceptance of personal and collective responsibility, the application of critical thinking, respect for others and actions that are fair, honest and cooperative.

It is time for the non-religious to make their voices heard.

The Halton-Peel Humanist Community and affiliated regional Humanist groups provide Atheists/Agnostics and other freethinkers with an extensive network of people who share their philosophy and support their way of life. This includes monthly discussions, socializing, officiant services for weddings and funerals, and outreach programs such as non religious support for agnostic hospital patients.

By mobilizing our human resource network, skills and funds, we are an effective vehicles for initiating socio-political reform in Ontario. We actively campaign for civil rights issues dealing with marriage, health, employment, education and social welfare. For example, we are actively involved with the One School System Network in Ontario seeking to eliminate the public funding of religious education.

You can join our online discussion group by sending a blank message to: or using the form below.

We hold regular events and meetings. More information can be found in our Meetup Group

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By signing up online you are subscribing to an automatically renewing annual membership in HPHC. If you prefer a membership for only ONE year, please use the DONATE tab on the right and include special instructions for the Seller.

Additionally, as Humanist Perspectives are bulk delivered, members selecting that option need to pick up their copies during meetings.