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Humanist Ceremonies:

Weddings, Funerals, Memorials, Child Namings

The following Humanist Officiants are members of HAT, and are available for Humanist, secular, non-religious ceremonies to celebrate life passages, in a manner which reflects your values and wishes. Non-religious wedding, funeral, memorial, and child-naming ceremonies have been available in the Toronto area since June of 1997. All officiants perform same sex marriage ceremonies.

LEGAL WEDDINGS:  Each officiant is licensed by the Registrar General of Ontario to provide legal wedding services in the Province of Ontario.  They are also certified by the Ontario Humanist Society, or the Humanist Association of Canada. All of our officiants follow a code of ethics. 

Please contact any of the Humanist Officiants listed to discuss non-religious ceremonies for any life event.

Who performs Humanist Ceremonies
in Toronto & Greater Toronto Area?

Mary Beaty 416-461-1772
Matt Bin
Carole Berry
Sarah Boyer Messenger 416-731-1958
Martin Frith 416-362-1141
John Manuel 905 432-2468
Arran Liddel 647-712-7726
Gail McCabe 905-339-9063
Mandy St. Germaine 416-806-8027
Sylvia McGroarty 289-681-4933

Michael Wheeler 416.887.8010.

 What is a Humanist Officiant?

A Humanist Officiant is trained to conduct wedding ceremonies and to provide ceremonies for other life events. He/She is licensed by the province of Ontario for the purpose of performing legal marriages and to fulfill all the regulations of the Marriage Act.  Humanist officiants conduct secular, non-religious ceremonies, equivalent to a 'civil' marriage or those conducted by a Justice of the Peace.

Officiants are committed and active Humanists. They are required to be a member of the Humanist Association of Canada, or the Ontario Humanist Society, or other Humanist associations, to provide five references (three of which must come from other Humanists), and pass a course developed and offered by the Ceremonies Committee of the boards of HAC or OHS. Collectively, our officiants have performed thousands of legal wedding ceremonies, and other non-religious ceremonies.

The officiant pays an annual professional licensing fee and official membership, and is fully responsible for all costs incurred by providing the service (advertising, office supplies, phone, correspondence, etc.) There is no salary nor pay from the HAC or OHS for this work, and the officiant is welcome to keep the honoraria offered by clients.

The officiants have no legal relationship with the local association (in our case, the Humanist Association of Toronto), but are recognized by our association as members in good standing and legal officiants licensed by the Province of Ontario. Logo

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