Next meeting:

Saturday Jan 19, 2019
9:45 a.m. til noon.

NOTE THE DATE. This meeting is advanced from the normal last Saturday of the month.
TOPIC: Homelessness in the Comox Valley and the Housing First Initiative
Wachiay Friendship Centre,
1625 Mcphee Avenue, Courtenay

Drop-ins are welcome. Admission by donation.

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June 2018 – Restorative Justice

Some links to Restorative Justice information provided by the presenter: – Community Justice Centre – Community Justice Initiatives Association – Centre for Restorative Justice, SFU – Heartspeak...

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May 2018 – The Flight From Reason, part 2

From the presenter: Climate Change, Gun Control (or lack thereof), Pipelines, Vaccinations, Nuclear War, etc. -These are potential risks to us all. Yet, DESPITE EXACTLY THE SAME FACTUAL INFORMATION BEING AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE, different groups arrive at vastly different conclusions about the degree of risk presented by these issues. It seems plausible that the actual...

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About Us

Comox Valley Humanists brochure (pdf)

Comox Valley Humanists brochure (pdf)

The Comox Valley Humanists is an independent group of freethinkers, skeptics,  humanists, and inquiring minds who share a secular worldview.

Our goal is to encourage and facilitate the discussion, understanding, and application of a secular worldview that relies on the use of human reason to understand our  world and to adapt to the challenges of the future. We support evidence-based education as an essential tool to foster a democratic, tolerant, compassionate and sustainable society free of hate and irrational beliefs.

With members from the Comox Valley and Campbell River, we meet at 9:45 am on the last Saturday of each month. Drop-ins are welcome.  If you would like to attend a meeting or find out more about the group, please email

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About Humanism

Humanism is a secular worldview based on the conviction that humans are responsible for their own behaviour and can lead fulfilling lives in which decision making is guided by reason, knowledge, honesty, fairness, and love.

Humanism is based on a number of principles, summarized here:

  • Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis.
  • Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change.
  • Ethical values are derived from human need and interest as tested by experience.
  • Life’s fulfillment emerges from individual participation in the service of humane ideals.
  • Humans are social by nature and find meaning in relationships.
  • Working to benefit society maximizes individual happiness.

Adapted from Humanist Manifesto III, American Humanist Association © 2003

Prominent British humanists explain what humanism means to them in this short video from the British Humanist Association

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