The Humanist Association of Ottawa (HAO) is a non-profit organization that promotes Secular Humanism in Canada's National Capital.

The HAO welcomes Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics. Our events include Monthly Meetings (lecture format), Unsermons (group discussions), Book Club meetings, Community Activism, Social Events, and much more.

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Connecting Humanists and Atheists in Ottawa!

Recent Meetups

  • May 23 · 7:30 PM


    8 Secular Humanists | 5.00 5.002

    Believe it – winter has finally said good-bye.  Talk about an unwanted guest!  This means it is time for your first BBQ of the season! Hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments... Learn more
  • March 24 · 7:00 PM

    Honor Diaries

    8 Secular Humanists

    Tickets Available at the door, and tickets are now available for purchase at Compact Music (785 Bank, 206 Bank). Tickets are also available online here. Admission: ... Learn more
  • March 21 · 7:00 PM

    Rendezvous with the Humanist Clan

    5 Secular Humanists | 4.50 4.503

    Come out and join us with one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in town. Free Parking.
  • February 21 · 7:30 PM

    Celebrating Darwin with Trivia Questions

    20 Secular Humanists | 5.00 5.003

    Join us in celebrating Darwin’s birthday! (12th February 1809) Test your knowledge on Evolution and topics of Humanist Interest. Participants will be divided into teams... Learn more
  • January 31 · 7:00 PM

    Rendezvous with the Humanist Clan

    14 Secular Humanists | 3.00 3.002

    Come and meet the Ottawa Humanists.  This is an informal gathering of the clan for people to just chat and get to know us. Special Offer: For anyone wishing to take out... Learn more
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  • New Member
    Erin Erin­ joined
    June 28
    "Im a Carleton student looking to engage with the freethinkers in my community."
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    Anna Anna­ joined
    June 27
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    Peter Riden Peter Riden joined
    June 26
    Peter Riden
    "When I brought forth THE HUMANIST ADVENT in the early 1970's, the views being carried on through my music were the manifesto for those contemplating the notion of Humanism, then. How much it has evolved since is left to discover with new generation."
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    Bevin Worton Bevin Worton joined
    June 23
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    Kyle Major-Besner Kyle Major-Besner joined
    June 14
    Kyle Major-Besner
    "Hi, I'm Kyle and I'm interested in discovering and participating in the secular community in Ottawa!"
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    Daniel Hodges Daniel Hodges joined
    June 14
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    Graham Smart Graham Smart joined
    June 8
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    Mike Mike­ joined
    June 7
    "New to community."
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    Philip Wort Philip Wort joined
    June 7
    Philip Wort
    "I am an atheist, physicist, engineer, vegetarian, of many years, raised by evangelical Christians, thinking that it might be fun to meet kindred 'spirits'­."

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