The Humanist Association of Toronto provides a focus of activities and discussion for Humanists in the Toronto area. Please note: HAT events are open to the public, and views expressed do not necessarily represent the official views of the Humanist Association of Toronto. For all public statements, educational events, media enquiries, please contact the webeditor, who will forward your enquiry to our Spokesperson.
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The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm
The Monthly Meeting the 2nd or 3rd Saturday at 1:30pm (TBD)
The Steering Committee meets 1st Wednesday, 7pm
The Book Group meets monthly.
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DR. ROBERT BUCKMAN

We at HAT were profoundly saddened by the news of Dr. Buckman's sudden and untimely death.We mourn the loss of a man who was a great friend, not only to the worldwide Humanist movement, but to HAT in particular. Rob, as we all knew him, was of course the former President of the Humanist Assoctation of Canada, but his links to HAT were especially close. Rob was the guiding force behind two large-scale multi-faith symposiums held in Toronto, jointly sponsored by HAT and HAC. At both of these, Rob brilliantly presented the Humanist viewpoint as a member of a panel of distinguished leaders of various faiths.

Much in demand internationally as a guest speaker, commanding fees of $5,000 and higher, Rob graciously appeared--without charge--as a guest speaker at HAT monthly meetings for five consecutive years. His book, "Can We Be Good Without God?," is another link to HAT, as it was written with the assistance of the then-HAT Spokesperson, Michael Schulman; the book remains Canada's most significant contribution to the literature of what is referred to as 'the New Atheism'.

We join with Rob's family, friends and colleagues in remembering him and cherishing his legacy--a legacy filled with humour, wisdom, kindness and compassion.

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.