Advocacy

Over the years, HAO has come out in favour of a number of policy positions in support of advocacy for  public policy based on reason and compassion.

                              

Physicians and the Human Rights Code

The HAO participated in a consultation by the Ontario College of Physicians to argue for a ban on the practice of allowing physicians to refuse access to services or medications on religious grounds. Please find the HAO's position on this matter here.

 

Speaking out on the "March for Life" - The annual parade where Catholic schools use public tax dollars to make children march against the right of Canadians to access abortion services.

                               

 

The Humanist Association of Ottawa has also supported a number of resolutions on various policy issues in collaboration with Humanist Canada over the last 40 years.