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The results of the survey on Canadians’ experience and attitudes toward nudity and naturism is now available. Identifying the size of the movement has always been challenging. While it is easy to count members of associations and visitors to naturist facilities, that represents only a small portion of participants. That question was first answered through a 1999 survey.
To update the data, determine trends, and reaffirm the original conclusions, a new survey was commissioned. The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN), the Fédération Québécoise de naturisme (FQN) and Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park used an Ipsos panel to ask a similar but more in depth set of questions. The survey was designed, implemented and interpreted by Mark Wilkins Communications.
Digital Media vs. Physical Media–
The Debate Rages On
by Karen Grant, FCN President
There is a heated debate taking place these days regarding our publication, Going Natural/Au naturel. Members have been communicating with our editor, members of our board, and directly with me. At this time, we seem to receive more support for retaining a paper publication of the magazine than for a digitally produced edition.
This concerns me. Are we hearing from the people who a) do not have or know how to operate a computer or b) possibly do not have internet access where they live or c) people who are simply afraid of change? I can suggest that one of the concerns that some of our readers communicate to us, with regards to the paper edition, would be rectified immediately with the introduction of the digital magazine. People have asked us if we had plainer envelopes, because they didn’t wish to have the postal carrier see what they were receiving, or potentially to have their neighbours see that our magazine shows up at their homes. The digital edition would eliminate their worry that they would be “revealed”.
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The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN), founded in 1986, is an organization that was based on the principles of naturism as a philosophy of life that emphasizes respect for self, respect for others and respect for our environment.
Over time, an organizations direction often charges, following the ebbs and flows of its membership and the directors that govern it. While change is essential, it sometimes causes an organization to lose sight of its original objectives and goals.
Recently, the FCN Board of Directors has identified a need to shift the focus of the organization back towards the original ideals that were envisioned by the founding directors and members.
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The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) and the Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN) share the Canadian membership in the International Naturist Federation (INF), which has its world headquarters in Hörsching, Austria.