CPAA Newsletter Out to Members and Supporters

Our monthly updates to CPAA members and supporters went out this morning! Lots of things happening that we’re excited to share with you, including updates about this year’s PolyCon in November! View our newsletter here. If you aren’t on our mailing list yet, you can sign up here. OR, consider becoming a supporter by clicking on “Support Us” in the Navigation Bar above.

COVID-19 Raises Unique Challenges For Polyamorous Relationships

February 1, 2021 – While the pandemic has complicated many relationships, being polyamorous amidst lockdowns and restrictions have created unique predicaments. With social distancing and same household bubbles redefining intimacy, dating and sex, those who identify as having multiple consensual and loving relationships have reported feeling isolated being apart from their partners they don’t live with, or excluded if their partner chose to live with another person. And with Valentine’s
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CPAA Newsletter Out to Members and Supporters CPAA Newsletter Out to Members and Supporters

Our monthly updates to CPAA members and supporters went out this morning! Lots of things happening that we’re excited to share with you, including updates about this year’s PolyCon in November! View our newsletter here. If you aren’t on our mailing list yet, you can sign up here. OR, consider becoming a supporter by clicking on “Support Us” in the Navigation Bar above.

CPAA Newsletter Out to Members and Supporters

Our monthly updates to CPAA members and supporters went out this morning! Lots of things happening that we’re excited to share with you, including updates about this year’s PolyCon in November! View our newsletter here. If you aren’t on our mailing list yet, you can sign up here. OR, consider becoming a supporter by clicking on “Support Us” in the Navigation Bar above.

 

Don’t Miss Two March 2021 Online Events

Virtual Polyamory Legal Discussion March 21 12:00 – 2:00pm PDT FREE/Donation Jonathan Griffith of the Calgary, AB law firm of Daunais McKay + Harms. There will be a presentation portion where Jonathan will discuss the answers to common legal questions about polyamory and then we will be opening up the floor to the audience to ask questions! (Canadian and especially Albertan law) www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-polyamory-legal-discussion-edmonton-ab-canada-tickets-142527753347 Afternoon at the French Cinema March 27
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Get Ready for Polyamory Week 2021

Last year, I participated in Polyamory Week: seven days of celebration of polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. It was great timing for me, as we had recently come out publicly about our polyamory. It was a chance to educate my friends and family about my lifestyle. I’m certain some of them had questions they’d been far too English to ask, and this allowed me to answer them. (You can find all
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District of Columbia’s Right to Family Amendment Act of 2021 Initiative

Breaking News: Chris Smith and Ben Schenker have submitted legislation to the council of the District of Columbia petitioning for the expansion of domestic partnership and anti-discrimination laws to include multi-partnered relationships. The legislation is called the Right to Family Amendment Act of 2021 If you live in the District of Columbia please write letters to your council member supporting this initiative, write letters to the Washington Post and other
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COVID-19 Raises Unique Challenges For Polyamorous Relationships

February 1, 2021 – While the pandemic has complicated many relationships, being polyamorous amidst lockdowns and restrictions have created unique predicaments. With social distancing and same household bubbles redefining intimacy, dating and sex, those who identify as having multiple consensual and loving relationships have reported feeling isolated being apart from their partners they don’t live with, or excluded if their partner chose to live with another person. And with Valentine’s
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The CPAA Calls On the Canadian Psychological Association to Adopt American Psychological Association Progress in Consensual Non-Monogamy (Polyamory)

January 21, 2021 – In 2013 a temporary Task Force on Consensual Non-Monogamy was created by the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 comprised of psychologists and researchers in psychology which in 2018 expanded to work alongside polyamorous activists who advocate for better care of polyamory within the counseling psychology fields. That Task Force has announced (www.facebook.com/heath12/posts/10108290525612180) that it is now a permanent committee, which represents a leveling-up of the status
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CPAA Elects New Expanded Board with Enthusiastic New Directions

At the November 29th Annual General Meeting, the membership elected the following volunteer Board of Directors: Coordinator – Zoe Duff, BC, re-elected Co-coordinator – Mel C., BC Treasurer/Secretary – Ashley D, BC re-elected Directors-at-Large: Kelly D., BC re-elected Aly S, Alberta, re-elected Reg R, Ontario Bram S. Manitoba Tianna F., Quebec There are some nominations for Ex-officio seats that will be appointed by the Board of Directors shortly. We will
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CPAA Annual General Meeting Notice – Zoom meeting – Nov 29, 2020

On behalf of the CPAA Board of Directors, please help us forward this invitation to all polyamory supporters in Canada. We seek a broader diversity in membership, leadership and enthusiastic volunteers from across Canada to move forward effectively. Please contact info@polyadvocacy.ca if you or your association/organization has an interest in promoting awareness for and in our national polyamory community. Time commitment and discretion of involvement varies per position. CPAA Notice
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Día del Poliamor

Que es el Dia Del Poliamor? Es una celebración que se hace cada año en Noviembre 23, que puede coincidir con celebraciones y eventos coordinados por grupos de apoyo, organizaciones e individuos. Hay otras fechas similares en el año, como son Orgulloso Día Del Poliamor ( un día en el mes Del Orgullo), el Día Internacional Del Solo Poly (24 de Septiembre), El Día Del Metamour (28 de Febrero), por
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Honouring Intersectionality and Diversity in Our Communities

Don’t miss our first ever Virtual Conference! Happy National Polyamory Day! 24 hr live stream event from sundown Nov 22 to sundown Nov 23, 2020 (PST). Live-streamed hosting, interactive chat and video segments. Lots of music to celebrate on Sunday night(Nov 22). A ton of great workshop sessions on Monday Nov 23. Broadcasts will be simultaneously available on Twitch and YouTube as well as posted after the event. Presenters and
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