Vanpoly maintains two private online forums that you can join by visiting groups.yahoo.com/group/vanpoly and clicking "Join this group" (which requires a Yahoo system logon) or by sending an email to email@example.com (which doesn't require a Yahoo logon). You can participate in these forums as email lists or through Yahoo's web site. These are moderated places where you can participate away from public view.
This forum is where people can ask questions, find out what experience others have had, keep in touch, and generally talk about all things polyamory. Polyamory news, the promotion of polyamory, and the planning of events also happens on this forum. Do you have an idea for an event? Propose that on this forum.
This forum is for announcements about Vancouver polyamory and polyamory-friendly events in Vancouver. This is a low volume forum requiring all postings to be approved by a moderator. If you just want to know what’s going on and not get discussions, join this forum.
There are two main groups on Facebook where Vancouver polyamory news and events are announced, planned, and discussed. You need to have a Facebook logon to view and participate in these groups and you can participate by email or through that group's Facebook page. The difference between Facebook and the Yahoo groups is that the Facebook groups are less screened and more open to view by people who are not members of the group.
The Vanpoly group on the Facebook social networking site.
Vancouver Poly 101 Group
The Vancouver Polyamory 101 Group on the Facebook social networking site.
There are other Vancouver and area groups with their own demographic or geographic area of focus. Each has its own flavor and rsvp requirements if there's an in person meetup. Listed below are the most most active ones. Most are on Facebook and all are open to new members.
Tri-cities Poly Group
A group that focuses on the Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody and surrounding Fraser Valley areas. You can also contact this group by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poly Women Group
A group for polyamorous women in the Vancouver area and is open to anyone who is polyamorous, poly-friendly, or poly-curious and who identifies as a women. You can also contact this group by email at email@example.com.
Poly Mens Group
Not currenly active, a group for polyamorous men in the Vancouver area and is open to anyone who is polyamorous, poly-friendly, or poly-curious and who identifies as a man. You can also contact this group by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQ+ (Queer and Trans) Group
A private space for anyone to discuss LGBTTIQQ2SA issues, polyamory, events, and more. You can also contact this group by email at email@example.com.
BC Poly Parents Group
A children focused group that is open to anyone who is polyamorous, poly-friendly, or poly-curious and occasionally has meetups in the Vancouver area.
Vancouver Solo Poly Group
A group that facilitates connection, community, and communication about the singleish and solo polyamorous lifestyle for people in or near Vancouver.
Vancouver Poly-Friendly Activities Meetup
A group for fun, engaging activities and events in Vancouver and the lower mainland with activities for everyone.
If you have trouble subscribing to or unsubscribing from any of the above forums or groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For groups and resources outside of the Vancouver area, see the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association's list of Canadian Polyamory Groups.