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.
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.

HAT Forum: The Intrinsic Value of a Human Being

Date: Saturday 2 August, 11:00-1:00
Location: 519 Church St., Room 201
Proposed by: Cecilia Rayo

The intrinsic value of a human being is said to be the same for all individuals, irrespective of their race, nationality, age, education, profession, health, behavior,  usefulness for someone or contribution to the society. 

Do you agree with this principle? Explain your position.

Do you think that Western societies follow this principle?

In which situations do you think this principle is applied and in which is not?

HAT Forum: Human Aggressivity

HAT Forum: Human Aggressivity
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:00-1:00
Location: 519 Church St.  Room 201
Topic: A better way to think about human aggressivity.
Proposed by: Bill Kennedy

The problem. Is human warring cruelty inevitable? Why?  or  Why not? – in our common sense style of wondering. Joseph D. Lichtenberg’s suggestion of a motivational systems theory will be lightly brushed as a base for my own hope of a ‘no’ answer to our question.

HAT Forum: The Good Life and Humanism 2.0

Date: Saturday, July 19, 11:00-1:00
Location: 519 Church St. Room 201 (note new room number)
Topic: The Good Life and Humanism 2.0
Proposed by: Jody Perrin

1)    What are some of the qualities, goods, values and relationships that you choose to be part of a “Good Life”?
2)    In what ways might our society or culture contribute to our creating a “Good Life” for ourselves?
3)    In what ways might our own Humanist Association encourage our living a “Good Life”?

Humanism and Defining the Good Life

HAT Forum 
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time: 11:00-1:00
Location:  519 Church St
Proposed by Eric Kronlachner
Submitted by Isabel Foot

Topic: humanism and defining the good life

Humanism as a  practice to get along with your fellowman?  What is fair? 
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.