The CSA hails landmark Supreme Court ruling that prayer at city council meetings infringes on freedom of conscience and religion

The CSA hails landmark Supreme Court ruling that prayer at city council meetings infringes on freedom of conscience and religion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Secularists Hail Landmark Supreme Court Decision Invalidating Public Prayers TORONTO, ON – (April 15, 2015) – The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) is hailing today’s landmark unanimous Supreme Court decision invalidating public prayers in Canada’s city governments. […]

CSA to Ontario government: save $500 million/year with one secular school system

CSA to Ontario government: save $500 million/year with one secular school system

The Canadian Secular Alliance’s pre-budget submission to the Government of Ontario notes that budgetary savings of at least $500 million per year can be achieved by moving to a single, secular, publicly funded school system. Read the submission here.

Media Advisory: Eliminate Public Prayer in Canada, Secularists Will Argue Before Supreme Court

Media Advisory: Eliminate Public Prayer in Canada, Secularists Will Argue Before Supreme Court

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eliminate Public Prayer in Canada, Secularists Will Argue Before Supreme Court TORONTO, ONTARIO — (September 22, 2014) The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) has been granted intervenor status in a potentially landmark Supreme Court of […]

CSA Prayer Case Fundraiser

CSA Prayer Case Fundraiser

Since its inception, the Canadian Secular Alliance has sought to protect the rights of all Canadians – ensuring that individuals have both freedom of religion and freedom from religion. The CSA’s consistent and principled defense of secular ideals has now […]

Prayer in Municipal Councils

Prayer in Municipal Councils

The Canadian Secular Alliance favours ending the practice of conducting official prayers during government meetings. (Read our full policy paper here…) The CSA has been granted leave to intervene in a landmark case against four religious institutions, which will be […]

Policy on the Office of Religious Freedom:   Protecting the Rights of Atheists and the Non-Religious

Policy on the Office of Religious Freedom: Protecting the Rights of Atheists and the Non-Religious

          The Canadian Secular Alliance urges our government to protect the rights of atheists and the non-religious by expanding the mandate of the Office of Religious Freedom (read more…)      

CSA says “no” to Pope John Paul II Day

CSA says “no” to Pope John Paul II Day

On May 9, 2014, the Canadian Secular Alliance sent a written submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights concerning concerning Bill C-266: An Act to Establish Pope John Paul II Day: The Canadian Secular Alliance asks the Senate […]

End Public Funding of Alberta’s Evangelical Schools

End Public Funding of Alberta’s Evangelical Schools

      April 29, 2014 End Public Funding of Alberta’s Evangelical Schools Schools receive government funding while they violate the rights of children CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – April 29, 2014) – The constitutional rights of students in Alberta’s alternative public […]

The CSA Has Serious Concerns with Quebec Bill 60

The CSA Has Serious Concerns with Quebec Bill 60

The Canadian Secular Alliance has serious concerns with the Quebec’s Bill 60:  Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men,and providing a framework for accommodation requests The CSA favours instead a […]

Secularists and Atheists Ask Questions of Federal Candidates

Secularists and Atheists Ask Questions of Federal Candidates

The Centre for Inquiry Canada and the Canadian Secular Alliance have been in correspondence with many local candidates and attending political debates to ask questions that promote our secular, pro-science and humanist values Apr 21, 2011 Centre for Inquiry Canada […]

The Canadian Secular Alliance

The Canadian Secular Alliance is a non-profit, public policy research and advocacy organization advancing church-state separation and the neutrality of government in matters of religion. We seek to represent all Canadians, religious and non-religious alike, who believe that the Canadian government should adopt public policies consistent with a secular state.

The CSA believes in church-state separation—the idea that the government of Canada should not favour one religion over others, or religious belief over non-belief. Our commitment is to liberal-democratic principles of equality, fairness and justice for all under the law, regardless of religious belief or lack thereof.

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