Forwarded by Terri in Owen Sound:
Our peace group is having Dr. Peter Russell, a leading authority on Canadian Constitutional Democracy up to speak on April 30. We will follow his talk with a World Cafe styled ‘conversation’. He’s speaking at the high school in the afternoon. Kids are being bussed in from several [...]
[Forwarded by Gail] The United Nations Human Rights Council is now conducting its comprehensive review of Canada’s compliance with international human rights laws – its
Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
A delegation of Canadian civil society groups was in Geneva last month, March 2013, to attend a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council – to [...]
The International Issues Discussion Series at Ryerson presents: Gender Equality: the Most Important Struggle on the Planet Our guest will be Stephen Lewis, internationally renowned humanitarian, political figure, diplomat, author, and scholar. Board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, he is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University. Among many accomplishments, he is co-founder [...]
What: 2013 Great Lakes Commons Water Forum When: Saturday, April 27 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Where: Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W, Toronto) Guest speaker: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and others
The Great Lakes Commons theme reminds us that the City of Toronto is part of a larger community [...]
The Ontario Humanist Society’s Board of Directors is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting to be held in Toronto on April 13th and 14th, 2013.
In addition to our meeting, we have planned a full weekend of activities and presentations for your enjoyment, including:
A film screening by the Because I am [...]
Why? Exploring Life’s Key Questions
(Gail Mccabe, Past president of OHS and the Spokesperson for HAT and OHS will be speaking at this free panel tomorrow at the University of Toronto)
When: Wednesday Feb 6, 13, 27 and Mar 6 5:30 to 7:00pm Where:Room 3 of Knox College (56 St.George Street) Details:All events are free [...]
The Clergy Project & the Post Theological World: How a community for non-believing religious leaders came to exist and what Darwin has to do with it.
Speakers: Catherine Dunphy, former Chaplain, now acting Executive Director of the Clergy Project and Teresa MacBain, former Methodist Pastor, now PR Director for American Atheists; will speak about the [...]
R v Morgentaler: Reflections After 25 Years
On January 28, 1988, 25 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada’s abortion law using the still new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The legal battle was long, dramatic and groundbreaking – including a police raid on a clinic, novel constitutional evidence and arguments, [...]
HAT MONTHLY MEETING: Sat Feb 9, “Slavery: It’s history, legacy, and Why it persists”
HAT MONTHLY MEETING: DATE: Sat. Feb 9, 2013 1:30-3pm TOPIC: “Slavery: Its History, Legacy and Why It Persists” SPEAKER: Dr. Martin Klein LOCATION: OISE, 252 Bloor Street W, Room 4-414
Dr. Martin Klein is Professor Emeritus of History at the University [...]
The Tyee – Stephen Harper’s Endless Campaign for Mining Profits.
[forwarded by a member] This is the second of two pieces drawn, with permission, from Chapter 2 of The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy by Yves Engler, newly published. The first part is here. Engler’s next author’s event is Nov. 27 at Carleton University, 2:45 [...]
HAO ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY!
Date: 8th December 2012 Location: 1510 Riverside Dr Time: 6:30 pm To attend this party, you MUST register first. When registering, you can also tell us what you plan to bring for the pot-luck.
Program: 6:30—7:00 Socializing 7:00—8:00 Pot Luck (BYB) 8:00—9: 30 History of a selection of [...]
[Forwarded from members] From the Council of Canadians regional office:
Harper’s budget bills gut environmental legislation without public debate. Come to an Emergency Townhall meeting with Megan Leslie (NDP Environment Critic), Elizabeth May (Leader of the Green Party), Ben Powless, Anil Naidoo and myself in Ottawa on November 27 at 7:30pm. We’ll be meeting at [...]
The next event for HAO will be our Solstice Party on December 8th. If there are events that come up before that date, you can check out our MeetUp at: http://www.meetup.com/ottawa-humanist/
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Humanists for Social and Environmental Action: Pipeline: COC and Maude Barlow, UofT, Nov. 17 10-5.
THE TAR SANDS COME TO ONTARIO – NO LINE 9! Resistance, education and alternatives
Sat. Nov 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St., University of Toronto Lunch provided, building is accessible
Special guests will [...]
Is it True? Uncovering the Heart of Each of the World’s Religions.
UTSSA is sponsoring the info session on Atheism this week. If you are in Toronto, please go and support them.
A Lecture and Discussion Series.
Oct. 24: Islam (Amjad Tarsin, Muslim Chaplain, U of T) *past* Oct. 31: Christianity (Kyle Hackmann, Grace [...]
HAO: Solstice Party! The next event for HAO will be our Solstice Party on December 8th. If there are events that come up before that date, you can check out our MeetUp at: http://www.meetup.com/ottawa-humanist/
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The Massey Experience. Massey Lectures feature phsyicist Neil Turok this year. Tickets for Toronto are sold out (you can check other cities, but likely the case) —- But you can listen to the broadcast Nov 12-16.
Neil Turok is one of the world’s leading physicists, and a renowned educational innovator. The highly regarded Director of [...]
Rally for abortion rights – Don’t lose the right to choose! Saturday October 22, 1 pm north-east corner of College St. and University Ave., Toronto
Anti-choice organizations in Ontario are mobilizing to attempt to pressure the provincial government to defund abortion in this province. Join this counter-rally to defend reproductive rights! Don’t lose the right [...]
How Did They Do It? How did Other Countries Succeed in Achieving Change in their Voting Systems? Date: Thursday, October 18, 7 p.m. Location: First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto, 175 St Clair Ave West Free! All welcome.
If anyone can answer this, it is Dennis Pilon, a York University prof who is also a strong [...]