Our Mission: Promoting the principles of Humanism through outreach and engaging social gatherings of Free-thinkers in our community

The Halton-Peel Humanist Community provides atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers with the opportunity to meet and engage with people who share their philosophy and support their way of life.

You don’t need to become an official paying member to join our get-togethers, you are very welcome to just come check us out.

If you find yourself interested, however, membership is encouraged and gives you the right to vote on issues and helps pay to attract speakers and to cover our modest expenses.

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Our Objectives

Support Individuals

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.

Defend Rights

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.

Rational Dialogue

To promote rational dialogue and thought in the formation of public policy.

Secular Society

To promote a secular society in which the independence of civic governance from religious influence is a fundamental tenet of public affairs.

Who We Are

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. As at November 2020, HPHC has been incorporated as “Halton Peel Humanist Community Inc.,” a not-for-profit corporation in the Province of Ontario.

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 Humanists International (formerly the International Humanist and Ethical Union). We provide Atheists/Agnostics and other freethinkers with an extensive network of people who share their philosophy and support their way of life.

By mobilizing our human resource network, skills and funds, we are an effective vehicle for initiating socio-political reform in Ontario. We care about civil rights issues dealing with marriage, health, employment, education and social welfare and support the One Public School System Network in Ontario which seeking to eliminate the public funding of religious education.

Did you know?

Canadians who declared no religious affiliation during the last census is35%

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We hold regular events and meetings. More information can be found in our Meet Up Group:

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If you are interested in joining us on a regular basis, please consider becoming a member.


The role of ceremonies is to make certain life passages official and to recognize the importance of an event to individual people and their communities.

Humanist Officiants are qualified to perform legal, non-religious weddings, funeral/memorial services, and baby namings. To find an officiant, please visit one of the following sites:

Ontario Humanist Society

Humanist Canada