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Polyamorists Observe Valentine’s Day

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

The lead-up to Valentine’s Day is when stories about love and relationships flood editor’s inboxes and front pages everywhere. True love that is, of course, exclusive between two people. Or is it? For a group of Canadians who advocate for the right to be in more than one loving relationship at the same time, Valentine’s Day is a symbolic time to recall that, despite what we’re told, true love doesn’t
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Funding Crisis – Get your Collectible PolyCon Swag and/or donate NOW!!!

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

We are in dire need of funds due to the expenses of PolyCon and some upcoming awareness projects.  Please be generous with your support.  http://polyadvocacy.ca/collectibles-from-polycon  or click the donate button to the right.  



Canadian Poly Community Inspired by Successful First Conference

Jun 3rd, 2013 | By

We were pleased to host attendees and presenters from around the world and happy to see some very positive articles in the press.  We are grateful to presenters, volunteers and attendees for making this a resounding succcess.  Awareness, Networking, Research on polyamory practice and a focus on our under 30 yrs old community members were all achieved and the feedback has been very encouraging.  We look forward to a larger
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PolyCon – Vancouver – May 31 to June 2nd

Mar 6th, 2013 | By

We are looking for engaging presenters and facilitators from a broad range of backgrounds in keeping with the ‘Claiming our Right to Love’ theme.   Polyamory was confirmed legal in Canada in 2011 with the  BC Supreme Court reference question decision on Section 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada.  We want to claim that right by promoting awareness of Polyamory and celebrating the wonderful Polyamorous families and organizations in
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Announcing: POLYCON

Jan 13th, 2013 | By

The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association is pleased to present PolyCon  –  Claiming Our Right to Love May 31 to June 2, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Friday night reception. Saturday all day workshop sessions and evening events hosted by local poly groups. Sunday AGM for CPAA membership and poly community leadership networking event. Registration and more details to follow.  Watch the website for details as they unfold.   www.polyadvocacy.ca Workshop
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Casting Call

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

Hi there, I’ve been turned on to your organization through some friends in Canada, and I wanted to reach out about possibly sending a message through your organization. I’m the creator/director/producer of Showtime’s “Polyamory: Married & Dating”  (I’m also Canadian, from Montreal). I am in the process of doing outreach and looking for poly families that may be interested in participating in Season 2 of my series, and I am
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AGM Confirms Our Focus On Polyamory Awareness Nationwide

Mar 30th, 2012 | By

The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) was pleased to welcome supporters from across Canada to its Annual General meeting held on March 25, 2012. We celebrated a successful end to litigation and  some amazing accomplishments.  We noted the retirement of three very hard working members of our leadership team with much appreciation. We are sad to lose them as directors — but are assured of their continued support as members. 
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No appeal… we need your help on long-term strategy

Dec 21st, 2011 | By

George Macintosh, the court-appointed lawyer arguing against Canada’s “polygamy law”, won’t appeal Chief Justice Bauman’s November 23 finding. The CPAA expected an appeal and is surprised.

We don’t have legal standing to bring our own appeal. Unless the Attorneys General decide to take this to a higher court, we don’t see any way to attack Section 293 directly in the near future.

The good news: without litigation setting an agenda for us, we can set our own, taking a fresh look at what Canada’s poly majority needs. We’re free to think about the long term, and we’d like your help.

If we really are done in court for now, in the coming weeks and months we’ll look at where the CPAA should go next: what our principles should be, where our priorities should lie, what services we should provide, what strategies we should use, who our allies should be, how we’ll be funded, and how we should organize ourselves. We can reinvent the CPAA completely, if that’s what needs to be done.
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Statement from John Ince: What this decision means for polyamorists

Dec 11th, 2011 | By

Open letter to the Canadian Polyamory Community from John Ince Hello everyone: It has been two weeks since the Polygamy Reference court decision was released by Chief Justice Baumann of the BC Supreme Court. I have thought a great deal about the case since then, and communicated with lawyers and people in our legal team about how that decision affects the members of the Canadian polyamory community. Thoughts only –
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Most of us in the clear… for now

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By

The decision is in. Although the law was upheld, the judge’s interpretation means that most of the poly majority isn’t criminalized. However, those who have formalized their commitments aren’t out of the woods.

There’s more in our press release and in the judge’s reasons.

Our thanks go out to all the community members who’ve supported us. The CPAA is in this for the long haul. We will continue our work, on appeal, in Parliament, or wherever it takes, until all loving, healthy polyamorous relationships are fully accepted in Canada. And we’ll still need your help.

We are, of course, still and always available for interviews at +1 778 786 8010.