Welcome to HALA

We are a group of people from southwestern Ontario, Canada, 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!

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Next Meeting:

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7:30 pm

Digging Deeper into Ukraine, Syria, and the Deep Geological Repository: What’s in Today’s News (and What’s Not!)

Dr. Erika Simpson

Dr. Erika Simpson is Associate Professor of International Relations at Western, and the author of the book NATO and the Bomb, and numerous scholarly articles. She is a regular columnist for Postmedia. She has won numerous awards for her research and writing, most recently the Shirley Farlinger Award for Peace Writings, awarded by Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. Her talk will examine current crises stretching from Ukraine to Syria, and their implications for plans to bury nuclear waste in a Deep Geological Repository on the shores of Lake Huron here in Ontario.

All are welcome!

$2 donation at the door


HALA at the Pride Parade

HALA members and friends marching in the Pride Parade in London, Ontario, July 27, 2014.



Winter Solstice Party

December 14, 2013.



"I am a Humanist"

A light-hearted musical tribute to Humanism.


What's New?

Download recent issues of The Enlightenment: January, 2016   February, 2015

Read Goldie Emerson's recent articles in the London Free Press: "Tracking the evidence of ideas";  "We all have a role in protecting Earth"

Photos of our Summer Picnic on July 12, 2015

Three of our members relate how they became Humanists, in a recent issue of The Enlightenment.

HALA Board member Don Hatch has published a book entitled The Road Not Travelled. Read about it in this special issue of the Enlightenment. You can also buy a copy of it at our next HALA meeting.


Dan Barker (front row, right) with HALA Board members at the Wolf Hall event on June 11.


HALA member Brad Banks promotes Humanism at the Westmount branch of the London Public Library on May 3.


"How Can I Be Happy?"

A short Humanist video exploring happiness and the meaning of life, narrated by Stephen Fry, produced by the British Humanist Association.