Press Releases

COVID-19 Raises Unique Challenges For Polyamorous Relationships

Jan 31st, 2021 | By

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)

Jan 21st, 2021 | By

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 ( that it is now a permanent committee, which represents a leveling-up of the status
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Polyamory Continues To Grow In Canada

Feb 8th, 2018 | By
Polyamory Continues To Grow In Canada

As February 14th approaches, the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) highlights the growing popularity of polyamory. For those who are polyamorous, Valentine’s Day is not just a celebration of one’s only love – but all our loves. Research is showing that polyamory is more popular than once believed – and is growing. Newer research indicates an increase from under 1 percent to around 4 to 5 percent are in some
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Canadian Polyamory Community To Hold National Conference: PolyCon

Nov 11th, 2016 | By

The Canadian polyamory community continues to celebrate the legalization of polyamory by hosting PolyCon – a national conference in Victoria from Friday, November 11, to Sunday, November 13, 2016. Sponsored by the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA), the conference features sessions including Thorns in the Bouquet (Unique problems that occur in Polyamorous Lifestyle) presented by Orion Stormcrow, Many Loves, Many Stories (a writing workshop) presented by Monica Meneghetti, Together Independently:
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Fundraising Coordinator Job Posting

Jun 8th, 2014 | By

Position overview: Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Fundraising Coordinator provides leadership and management for the direction, planning and execution of all aspects of the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association’s (CPAA’s) fundraising activities including implementation and administration of membership fees, donor drives, and annual fundraising events. Responsibilities Planning and administering the annual fundraising budget. Planning, developing, and executing a membership fee system and management of a related database. Developing
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Canadian Polyamorists Hold Annual General Meeting

Jun 8th, 2014 | By

At its Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2014, the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) celebrated a successful year of efforts to increase general awareness of polyamory and further its role as a resource for polyamorists and polyamory organizers across the country. At the meeting, which included supporters from across Canada, there was discussion on strategies to fundraise for projects that will continue to increase public awareness about polyamory and its
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Canadian Polyamory Community Celebrates with National Convention

May 1st, 2013 | By

Vancouver, BC – April 24, 2013 – The Canadian polyamory community continues to celebrate the end to the BC Supreme Court litigation and the legalization of polyamory, by hosting PolyCon – a national confference in Vancouver from Friday May 31 to Sunday June 2, 2013. “We’re poly, we’re proud and we’re going to continue our efforts to tell Canadians and the world that polyamory is here, is growing and is
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Canadian Polyamory Advocates Confirm National Focus on Awareness

Mar 30th, 2012 | By

For Immediate Release VANCOUVER — March 30, 2012 — At its Annual General Meeting on March 25, 2012, the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) celebrated a successful end to litigation and various accomplishments acting as a voice for the legal rights of Canada’s polyamorous community. The CPAA aims to increase general awareness of polyamory in the coming year and further its role as a resource for polyamory organizers across the
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CPAA Reacts to BC Supreme Court Decision

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By

CPAA Relieved That Polyamorist Relationships Are Not Criminalized

VANCOUVER — November 23, 2011 — The Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association (CPAA) is relieved by BC Chief Justice Robert Bauman’s decision today clarifying the interpretation of Canada’s anti-polygamy law.

“Polyamorists are relieved they can be in loving egalitarian conjugal relationships without criminal sanction,” said CPAA legal counsel, John Ince, “Common law relationships are clearly not prohibited. Polyamorists who are dealing with immigration or family custody issues for instance now need no longer worry about being considered to be criminals”.

Many polyamorous women, as well as men, have multiple partners, and polyamorists think men and women have equal freedom to define their relationships. The CPAA says the decision will relieve most polyamorists but, alarmingly, will harm those who make certain formal commitments.

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Vancouver Polyamory Panel Forum – April 11th

Mar 21st, 2011 | By

With this court hearing generating a significant amount of discussion regarding Polyamory within Canadian society, this forum will allow present practitioners of Polyamory and those interested in learning more, an opportunity to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this growing approach to consensual multiple person relationships.