We offer a community for the nonreligious,
and a forum for discussing and advancing
a secular worldview based on our common humanity.

About the Victoria Secular Humanist Association (VSHA) 


We engage in a variety of regular activities which are free and open to the public.
We welcome guests, so if you're curious come to one of our events!

We are on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Secular-Humanist-Association/1209...


The Humanist Life Stance


Being good: Humanists are concerned about the 'good life' - a life of integrity, using the concepts ethics and compassion. They seek personal happiness and fulfillment as well as the welfare of humankind, and the protection of the natural environment including biodiversity and ecosystems.

Without God: Humanists typically describe themselves as skeptics, agnostics, or non-theists . To find answers to problems, they look to reason and science rather than religious creeds or sacred texts.

"Humanists are guided by reason and scientific inquiry, inspired by music and art, and motivated by ethics, compassion, and fairness."  from Greg M. Epstein in Good without God (2005)



The Victoria Secular Humanist Association is pleased to present events for the education of our members and guests. We have  two featured events:

  • Our Sunday Talks are held every two weeks from September through to May. Guest speakers provide their insights into a number of different topics of interest to secular humanists followed by a question and answers session.
  • Our Humanist Cafés are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Specific topics of current interest are introduced by a guest speaker followed by a moderated discussion.

In addition we have the following locations for members to gather to socialize and discuss topics of interest, as well as field trips and special occasions:

  • Sunday morning breakfast  at 8:00 at JJ Morgan’s restaurant at the corner of McKenzie Ave and Cedar Hill Road
  • Summer and Winter Solstice parties plus a late summer party
  • Organized field trips and tours with experts on a number of subject areas in Greater Victoria and nearby areas

All these events are listed on the VSHA website, and specific email notices are sent to all persons on our contacts list. Also look for notices via the Victoria Meetups app.

An affiliated event, Philosophy Salon, is held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7 PM at the upstairs of the BENT MAST, 512 Simcoe St. in James Bay  to discuss topics of philosophical interest. Look for it in Victoria “Meetups” as well for topics and location.

Recent posts

President Interview

  Interview Barrie Webster published on the Canadian Atheist web site. https://www.canadianatheist.com/2019/01/webster-jacobsen/    

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AGM – January 27, 2019 – 10:00

  Annual General Meeting Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:00 am Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, Cedar Hill Road at Finlayson Street Agenda 1. Call to order 2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of January 28, 2018 3. Reports: a) President's report (Barrie Webster)...

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Sunday Talks & Reports

The VSHA Sunday Talks are held every two weeks from September through the end of May.
All talks at 10:00 AM, at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, at the corner of  Finlayson & Cedar Hill Road.  

See full  Sunday Talks Schedule

Sunday Talks – Winter/Spring 2018

2018 Spring Schedule for VSHA Sunday Speakers All talks 10:00 AM, Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Finlayson & Cedar Hill Road January 21 The Religious Origins of Fake News & Alternative Facts Dr.Christopher Douglas, English, UVic Fake news - origin in the Christian...

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Humanist Cafe

The Humanist  Café is a moderated discussion held every first and third Wednesday of the month 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
at the James Bay New Horizons Center. 234 Menzies St.

We welcome guests, so if you’re curious come to one of our events!

James Bay New Horizons

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