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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HAT Forum
Saturday Sep 26th 2015
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
519 Church Street Room 304
Topic: Increasing the Responsiveness of Government in Canada

HAT Forum
 Topic: Increasing the Responsiveness of Government in Canada
Location: The 519, 519 Church Street north of Wellesley, Room 304 Time: 11:00 to 1pm
Proposer: Richard Dowsett
- One of the knocks on the current political system has been its lack of responsiveness to the will of the people. Can the use of Ballot Initiatives (as in the State of California) be employed here to increase responsiveness between elections?
- What are the upsides of citizen input via plebiscite, referenda and voter ballot initiatives?
- What problems do you see with them?
- By what criteria would you decide what questions would get on the ballot?
- What questions would you like to see on the ballot for the coming Canadian Federal election?
- Could Ballot Initiatives become a progressive element to speed social change?

HAT Forum: After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

HAT Forum
Saturday 19 September 2015, 11:00-1:00
519 Church St., Meeting Room #304
Topic: After the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Proposed by: Moses Klein

After Catherine Rodd's talk last week, how do we see Canada's progress in terms of the objectives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

(1) Has the paradigm for relations with aboriginal peoples changed since the days of residential schools?

(2) What can non-aboriginal Canadians do to achieve a more mutually respectful relationship with aboriginal Canadians?

(3) What can aboriginal Canadians offer non-aboriginal Canadians?

(4) What can non-aboriginal Canadians offer aboriginal Canadians?

(5) Are you optimistic about the future of the relationship between aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians?

HAT Monthly Speaker
Saturday, September 12, 1:30 – 3:00
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room 4-414
Speaker: Catherine Rodd, Toronto-based video producer

HAT Monthly Speaker
Saturday, September 12, 1:30 – 3:00
OISE, 252 Bloor St. west, Room 4-414
Speaker: Catherine Rodd, Toronto-based video producer
Topic: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission: A Personal Perspective

The closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission marked the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Catherine Rodd is a Toronto-based video producer. She covered the event for the United Church, one of the parties to the Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. This is the single most important issue before all Canadians. Truth and Reconciliation may be our last chance to get it right. The time has come to fundamentally alter the role aboriginal people play in Canadian society.

HAT Forum
Saturday Sep 12th 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room 304 519 Church Street -
A discussion of Bill C51

N.B. Forum ends at 12:30
to allow forum attendees
to go to HAT
Monthly Speaker Meeting at OISE 


Questions:

What is your opinion about Bill C51?

What are the positive aspects of this Bill

What are the negative aspects of this Bill?


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.