Centre for Inquiry Canada fosters a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.


A world where people value evidence and critical thinking, where superstition and prejudice are eliminated, and where science and compassion guide public policy.



CFIC was founded by Humanists and continues to follow the principles of Humanism as outlined in the IHEU (International Humanist and Ethical Union) Amsterdam Declaration.


CFIC believes that rationalism (critical thinking) is the basis for all good policy and decision making.

Social Justice

CFIC is committed to a just society and supports opportunities to improve social justice.

Human Rights

CFIC believes that all humans have a right to be treated fairly. We will defend the human rights of all persons, especially those protected by the (Canadian Human Rights Commission, 2018).


CFIC promotes diversity, as a means to achieving more interesting conversations and more inclusive outcomes.

Active Citizenship

CFIC is committed to active citizenship with process based on robust dialogue rooted in sound evidence.