NOW Magazine is calling this one of the city’s “can’t miss” events!
Last year at this time, the Council launched its Great Lakes Need Great Friends speaking tour right here in Toronto. This marks the return of the tour, and an opportunity for us to build on the great momentum that has been generated 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 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 [...]
[forwarded by Gail, sorry for the late notice, but if you're in Toronto, here's a downtown rally from TODAY. Jan 26] I was at Allan Gardens yesterday, and there was a demonstration against the Casino..
Rally for Rights and Democracy, Health Care Coalition
1:00 pm at Allan Gardens in Toronto followed by a march to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
300 Attend “She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands” in Toronto.
Over 300 people gathered in Toronto last night for “She Speaks: Indigenous Women Speak Out Against Tar Sands,” a series organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network and supporters.
Moderated by Heather Milton-Lightning of Pasqua First Nation, the speakers on the [...]
Students Celebrate Aboriginal Heritage Through Art | culture | Torontoist.
It’s National Aboriginal day, – AND National Humanist Day – happy solstice, everyone.
I’m also pleased to note that the final performance in the Edward Bond Festival of political theatre was Red Black and Ignorant, a play by Mr. Bond, performed by Native Earth Theatre [...]
GSA Rally Brings out the Kids | politics | Torontoist
At Saturday’s rally, high school GSA founders took their message of support and solidarity to Queen’s Park:
“I want to say to the religious right: ‘You’re not right. You’re the religious wrong.’”
This declaration, made by human rights lawyer and Salaam Canada co-founder El-Farouk [...]
Humanist Association of Toronto: HAT Monthly Meeting: Doug Gibson.
HAT Monthly Speaker Meeting Saturday, June 9, 2012 1:30 – 3 pm OISE, 252 Bloor Street W
“Stories About Storytellers: publisher Douglas Gibson shares his experiences of working with some of our greatest writers.” “No one has done more for Canadian Literature than this man, Douglas [...]
UPDATE: Duelling Queen’s Park protests planned over GSAs.
Just got this notice, so the protest was March 29 – Ryerson students now joining. group of religious parents will protest the Accepting Schools Act, Bill 13, at Queen’s Park March 29. Across the lawn, a group of queer activists will also protest, calling on the government to [...]
Oxfam’s Food Dialogue Project, Toronto | Oxfam.ca Date: Thursday March 22nd Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm OISE Building –252 Bloor W. Room 2281
[Oxfam is one of the non-religious development programs listed on our Humanism Helps page] Oxfam Canada invites you to participate in a dialogue on the global food system and women’s rights. This event [...]
Council of Canadians Toronto presents: 2012 Water Forum on Saturday, March 24 to celebrate World Water Day.
“Shared Water, Shared Legacy” reminds us that Toronto is part of the Great Lakes community and there’s an increasing need to protect our shared Water Commons from pollution, exploitation and privatization. As bioregional citizens we must also not lose sight [...]
Humanist Feminist Circle notes:
When it comes to politics, why are so few women elected? And why do so few women actually run? Does it matter? Can we change this situation? Come to a film event featuring Menocracy, an up-to-date and entertaining exploration of the issue by Canadian filmmaker, Gretchen Kelbaugh, followed by an informal [...]
Seeds is coming back! « porteparole.org.(posted on the day the organic farmers in NY lost their challenge against Monstanto….)
Annabel Soutar’s acclaimed documentary play Seeds has been updated by Chris Abraham, artistic director of Crow’s Theatre. Canadian icon Eric Peterson plays the role of Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser. Seeds’ new version is presented in Toronto [...]
Science for Peace: The Importance of Evidence-Based Policy Development Dr. Munir Sheikh, former Chief Statistician of Canada Tuesday February 28th 17:00 – 19:00 Room 252 Mechanical Engineering 5 King’s College Road, U of T
(sent by a member) Please join us for a free public lecture on by Dr. Munir Sheikh , former Chief Statistician [...]
Human Rights Watch 2012 | tiff.net.
Human Rights Watch 2012 (February 29 – March 9) Toronto’s most humanist film festival is back for its ninth year, once again taking place at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Human Rights Watch is actually a traveling festival that brings a specially curated selection of about a dozen films to nine [...]