One Province, One public School System
It's time for a single,
secular public school system in Alberta.
A unifying, secular school system will bring our province together, reduce wasteful duplication of services and put education tax dollars in classrooms where it matters for students.
And now with the economic challenges facing our province, there’s no better time to unite in a single, secular school system.
Separate faith schools can have a negative impact on social cohesion, foster segregation of children on social, ethnic, and religious lines, and undermine choice and equality. They also enable religious groups to use public money to evangelize to children.
This campaign is a platform for everyone who wants to see an inclusive education system, free from religious control.
If you think children from all faith and belief backgrounds should be educated together and allowed to develop their own beliefs independently, join us in saying:
Joining Dozens of Voices and Decades of Work
The AHA is excited to join dozens of activist voices from all around Alberta who have over many years passionately campaigned hard to educate the public and work towards the merging of the separate school systems. This makes the work of this campaign so much easier. Networking and partnering are the heartbeat of this campaign and will be the recipe for success.
Check Back Frequently For More Updates!
This campaign is 1 of 2.5 campaigns we are currently working on. This page will be continuously updated with progress reports, info, links, studies, and numerous other relevant information to help educate you and others like yourself, so please check back frequently.
What Would We Save By Merging?
Is there actually a real cost savings to be had by merging our two duplicated education systems together? Coming Soon!
3 Other Provinces Have Done It.
Alberta is not the first province to consider merging their separate Catholic School System into their Public School System.check back soon for more info.
Homophobia in the Hallways
Queer students and staff are still at greater risk of alienation and discrimination in Catholic classrooms.
Share Your Story
Have you experienced bullying as a student or a teacher in one of Alberta's Catholic Schools? We would love to hear from you.
Get involved to help ensure this campaign succeeds its mission. By working together we can ensure we see the day the gov gets behind One Public School System for Alberta!
The NDP Handling of Catholic
This is an overview of how the NDP gov handled human rights complaints, LGBTQ rights, reckless spending and the calls from numerous advocacy groups to merge Catholic School Boards together.
The UCP Handling of Catholic Schools
This is an overview of how the UCP gov handled human rights complaints, LGBTQ rights, reckless spending and the calls from numerous advocacy groups to merge Catholic School Boards together.
NO MORE SEGREGATION. NO MORE DISCRIMINATION. NO MORE PUBLICLY FUNDED FAITH SCHOOLS.
MAKING SECULARISM NORMAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY
This campaign is coordinated by the Alberta Humanist Association. The AHA works for the separation of religion and state and equal respect for everyone's human rights so that no one is either advantaged or disadvantaged on account of their beliefs.