Canadian Secular Alliance

One Public Education Now: crowdfunding a constitutional challenge to eliminate public funding of the Catholic school system

One Public Education Now: crowdfunding a constitutional challenge to eliminate public funding of the Catholic school system

One Public Education Now (OPEN) is a coalition of groups and individuals who are crowdfunding for a constitutional challenge through our courts to eliminate the public funding of the duplicate Catholic Separate school system. To learn more and contribute to […]

The CSA applauds proposed legislation to repeal Canada’s blasphemy law

The CSA applauds proposed legislation to repeal Canada’s blasphemy law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legislation to Repeal Canada’s Blasphemy Law Applauded by National Secularist Organization TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – June 08, 2017) – The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) applauds the government’s legislation to repeal Section 296 (blasphemous libel) from the Canadian Criminal […]

Sign the petition demanding repeal of Canada’s blasphemy law

Sign the petition demanding repeal of Canada’s blasphemy law

  Sign the petition to the Government of Canada demanding that Canada’s blasphemy law (Section 296 of the Criminal Code) be repealed: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-382 If we can get 500 signatories in 120 days (June 22, 2016 to October 20, 2016), the […]

Religion Does NOT Trump Human Rights: Donate to our Trinity Western University Court Case Intervention

Religion Does NOT Trump Human Rights: Donate to our Trinity Western University Court Case Intervention

With your support the Canadian Secular Alliance helped make Canadian secular history earlier this year. We successfully intervened in the Supreme Court of Canada case which ruled against the mixing of church and state in the form of religious prayers […]

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.

The Secularist Approach to Religious Education in Publicly Funded and Independent Schools

Speech by Justin Trottier, Canadian Secular Alliance Delivered at the conference “The Future of Religion in Publicly Funded and Private Schools” Organized by Professional Development Seminars October 28, 2014 You may also download a PDF version of this speech. I […]

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 Releases Video & Media Advisory in Support of Public Prayer Campaign

The Canadian Secular Alliance has released a public statement - Eliminate Public Prayer in Canada, Secularists Will Argue Before Supreme Court - and the following video in support of our campaign to end public prayer at Canadian city council meetings. For more information […]

Notice of Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) Annual General Meeting

Please note: An email announcing the CSA Annual General Meeting was set to all members on August 28 We are pleased to confirm the location of the CSA’s Annual General Meeting, to be held on Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:00-9:00 […]

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 […]

“What’s The News?”

“What’s The News?”

      LOGICKED, who is a member of the Canadian Secular Alliance, creates  “Atheist/anti-creationist ‘debunking entertainment’  videos with a top hat.” On July 22, 2014,  logicked created a video entitled ”What’s The News?,” introducing the CSA and its initiatives.  As […]

Ontario Election 2014: Answers from Candidates

1. Response from Dan Roest for Ted Arnott PC candidate: Wellington/Halton Hills Dear Mr. Trottier: Mr. Arnott appreciates your interest in issues involving the provincial government. If he is re-elected on June 12th, and you wish to meet with him, […]

Ontario Election 2014: Questions for Candidates

Ontario Election 2014: Questions for Candidates

Update: To read the responses from candidates who replied to CSA’s questions, see Ontario Election 2014:  Answers from Candidates. We have prepared the following set of questions to be emailed to all Ontario candidates. The responses we receive 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 […]

Outrage Over Ontario Legislature Blocking Debate to Pass John Paul II Day

Secularists to Share Concerns Tuesday with Bill Sponsor MPP Dipika Damerla TORONTO, ONTARIO – (April 17, 2014) The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) is shocked that the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 72: Pope John Paul II Day Act without public debate. The following […]

Prayer in Canadian Public Spaces?

Prayer in Canadian Public Spaces?

The Canadian Secular Alliance is pleased to present a discussion on “Religion & Prayer in Canadian Public Spaces.”       Lauren Forbes, the keynote speaker for this event, is a graduate of McGill University (2010) and University of Ottawa […]

“Open letter to CTV News Re: Misinformation on Catholic School Funding.”

On January 16, 2014,  Mark Daye, Candidate – Toronto Centre - Green Party of Ontario,  sent a letter of complaint to CTV News (Toronto) in response to its segment on Catholic School funding in Ontario. Open letter to CTV News RE: […]

Quebec Charter Misses Institutional Religious Favouritism: National Secularist Organizations

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Nov. 11, 2013) – The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA), a national non-profit organization advancing church-state separation, has serious concerns with Quebec’s Bill 60 Charter. “The CSA supports a more religiously-neutral provincial government in Quebec,” said CSA President […]

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 […]