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Canadian Poetry Institute Inc.

Phone: (250) 519-0446Fax: (250) 519-0029P.O. Box 44169, RPO - Gorge, VictoriaBC V9A 7K1 Send email to Canadian Poetry Institute Inc.View Additional Web Addresses

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A BBB Accredited Business since 12/01/1994

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Factors that raised Canadian Poetry Institute Inc.'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • No complaints filed with BBB.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
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Total Closed Complaints 0

Additional Information


As of September 16, 2011:

BBB performed a review on this Accredited business in relation to an allegation from a consumer that they were engaging in "vanity publishing". Vanity publishing is defined as contracting with an author to assist with the production of a book. BBB contacted the business to respond to the allegation. The managing editor responded by informing BBB that they have various libraries across Canada who have requested a free copy of their anthologies and have provided BBB with the names of these libraries. Bookstores do not display their anthologies for retail, however they can be ordered by using the ISBN number.
The business has also provided BBB with an outline of their selection and judging process.
Anthologies are catalogued at the National Library of Canada.

BBB file opened: 07/20/2005Business started: 09/01/1993
Business Management
Principal: Wendy Burgess (Owner/Manager)
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Products & Services

The Poetry Institute of Canada was founded to encourage the art of poetry throughout the nation, by holding highly competitive poetry and short story contests for all ages, and awarding cash prizes and other awards each year. Our aim is also to encourage children to read, write and enjoy English.All entries are evaluated by the company's professional staff.The final winners are selected by a committee outside of the general staff.

Alternate Business Names
Poetry Institute of Canada

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