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At The Marriage Advocates, our mandate is to serve the immigrant community in Canada by providing essential relationship skills training, mentorship, coaching, and community engagement. Our mission is to empower individual families to cultivate healthy relationships, which in turn contribute to the overall well-being of our community.

We believe that healthy families are the bedrock of a thriving community. Our programs are designed as preventive strategies to combat family disruption and domestic violence, leading to improved mental health for all. By equipping families with the tools they need to succeed, we aim to create a ripple effect of positivity and stability throughout the community.

 

As Ted Cunningham wisely said, "Every marriage is a duet in need of great backup singers." At The Marriage Advocates, we strive to be those great backup singers, providing the support and guidance needed for every marriage to flourish.

 

Join us in fostering healthier, happier families and a stronger community.

Here is why we started TheMarriage Advocates


Meet Mr. Ife and Dr. Dami (PhD) Adingupu, the dynamic duo behind The Marriage Advocates. As certified pre-marital and marriage coaches, certified marriage mentors, and certified SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) facilitators, we bring a wealth of experience and passion to our mission. Together for 21 years and married for nearly 13, our journey has been one of growth, learning, and unwavering commitment to each other.


Our mission is clear: to support couples in acquiring the skills necessary for a thriving marriage and to provide a robust support network. We firmly believe that a healthy marriage, and by extension a healthy family, forms the foundation of a thriving society.

We share our insights and experiences through the content we create on our online platforms, offering valuable lessons learned along the way. Our aim is to encourage and motivate couples, demonstrating that despite individual brokenness, with the right training and counsel, beautiful and healthy marriages are achievable.


Life keeps us busy, especially with our three wonderful children who bring joy and entertainment to our lives. When we're not creating content, working in ministry, or managing our 9 to 5 jobs, we cherish our downtime together. Whether it's talking, doing silly dances, singing, or simply enjoying each other's company, these moments strengthen our bond.


Based in Alberta, Canada, we are committed to making a positive impact on marriages locally, nationally, and internationally. Our passion is to help couples see the potential for beauty and health in their marriages, despite life's challenges. Join us on this journey as we strive to build stronger families and a thriving society.

​"Attending the thriving relationship program over the past eight weekends was a wonderful experience for us. The book that accompanied the seminar was incredibly engaging, offering insightful guidance and practical advice that felt very relatable to our own experiences. Each chapter was a joy to read and apply to our daily lives.
 

The video presentations made the sessions very engaging and interesting.

Overall, the seminar and the book have been truly transformative for our relationship. We highly recommend it to anyone looking to build a stronger, more connected partnership."

Emmanuel & Cynthia : Spring 2024 participants

"My partner and I attended the sessions over winter 2024 term. As we were diving into serious talks and thoughts about our long-term future, going through each chapter and activity with The Marriage Advocates was a defining part of our commitment to each other. Each activity is extremely appropriate and relevant, and my partner and I put on the table topics we had not discussed before, opening a window to understanding how we could build a strong foundation for our future. Thanks for the kind, relaxing, and non-judgemental atmosphere created by Mr. Ife  and Dr. Dami."


Winnie & Peter : Winter 2024 participants

Discover What We Do at The MarriageAdvocates Canada


Welcome to The MarriageAdvocates Canada, where our mission is to empower couples and families with the skills and support they need to thrive. Our approach is holistic, research-informed, and deeply rooted in community values. Here’s a glimpse into the diverse and enriching programs we offer:

 

Marriage and Relationship Workshops: Our workshops are designed using
research-informed resources to provide you with the latest and most effective strategies for building and maintaining a healthy relationship. Whether you’re preparing for marriage or looking to strengthen your existing bond, our workshops offer invaluable insights and
practical tools.

Marriage and Relationship Mentorship: We believe in the power of mentorship. Our
certified mentors provide personalized guidance, sharing their own experiences and lessons learned to help you navigate the complexities of married life. Through our mentorship program, you’ll gain the support and wisdom needed to foster a fulfilling relationship.


Marriage and Relationship Coaching: Our certified coaches are here to help you achieve
your relationship goals. With tailored coaching sessions, we work with you to address
specific challenges, enhance communication, and deepen your connection. Our coaching
approach is supportive, compassionate, and results-driven.

Peer-to-Peer Support: Sometimes, the best support comes from those who are walking a similar path. Our peer-to-peer support groups offer a safe and welcoming space to share experiences, gain new perspectives, and build a supportive community. You’re not alone on this journey, and together, we can grow stronger.


Expressive Arts: Creativity can be a powerful tool for healing and connection. Our expressive arts programs incorporate activities like art, music, and dance to help couples
express themselves, explore their emotions, and strengthen their bond in a fun and engaging way.

Community Connection: Building a strong marriage often involves being part of a
supportive community. We foster connections among couples through various initiatives that encourage interaction, friendship, and mutual support. Together, we create a network of families committed to thriving relationships.

Community Engagement Events: Join us at our community engagement events, where we bring couples and families together to learn, share, and grow. These events are designed to be informative, inspiring, and enjoyable, offering opportunities to connect with others and gain new insights into relationship building.


Community Conversations: Open dialogue is essential for understanding and growth. Our community conversations provide a platform for discussing important topics related to marriage and relationships. These conversations are facilitated by experts and aim to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of diverse perspectives.

Referral to Culturally Responsive Counselors: We recognize that cultural context matters in relationship dynamics. That’s why we offer referrals to culturally responsive counselors who understand and respect your unique background. These professionals provide tailored support that aligns with your cultural values and experiences.


At The MarriageAdvocates Canada, we are committed to supporting you on your journey to a healthy and fulfilling marriage. Explore our programs and join our vibrant community as we work together to build stronger families and a thriving society.

Thriving Relationships Workshops​

At The Marriage Advocates, we offer the Thriving Relationships Workshops, a
research-informed program designed to help couples build healthy relationships, learn to communicate effectively, manage conflicts well, and much more. Our approach is based on the latest research, ensuring that you receive the most effective and up-to-date strategies for nurturing your relationship.


Research shows that with adequate training, mentorship, coaching, and counseling, domestic violence can be prevented and mental health can be significantly improved. This is exactly what our Thriving Relationships Workshops aim to achieve.


Our workshops provide couples with:

  • Effective Communication Skills: Learn to express your thoughts and feelings clearly and listen to your partner with empathy and understanding.

  • Conflict Management: Discover techniques to manage and resolve conflicts in a healthy and constructive manner.

  • Relationship Building Tools: Gain practical tools and insights to strengthen your bond and enhance your connection.

 

In addition to these core areas, our workshops also offer:

  • Marriage and Relationship Mentorship: Benefit from the guidance of experienced mentors who share their wisdom and support.

  • Marriage and Relationship Coaching: Receive personalized coaching to help you achieve your relationship goals.

  • Peer-to-Peer Support: Connect with other couples who are on the same journey, sharing experiences and building a supportive community.

  • Expressive Arts: Engage in creative activities that foster emotional expression and connection.

  • Community Engagement: Participate in events and conversations that promote a sense of belonging and shared learning.

 


Join our Thriving Relationships Workshops and take the first step towards a healthier, happier marriage. At The Marriage Advocates, we are dedicated to helping you build a strong foundation for your relationship, ensuring that you and your partner can thrive together.


This program is FREE to attend but is only available to 15 families.

Explore our programs and start your journey to a thriving relationship today.

Join the Waiting List for the Thriving Relationships Workshops

At The Marriage Advocates, we offer the Thriving Relationships Workshops, a
research-informed program designed to help couples build healthy relationships, learn to communicate effectively, manage conflicts well, and much more. Our approach is based on the latest research, ensuring that you receive the most effective and up-to-date strategies for nurturing your relationship.


Research shows that with adequate training, mentorship, coaching, and counseling, domestic violence can be prevented and mental health can be significantly improved. This is exactly what our Thriving Relationships Workshops aim to achieve.


Our workshops provide couples with:

  • Effective Communication Skills: Learn to express your thoughts and feelings clearly and listen to your partner with empathy and understanding.

  • Conflict Management: Discover techniques to manage and resolve conflicts in a healthy and constructive manner.

  • Relationship Building Tools: Gain practical tools and insights to strengthen your bond and enhance your connection.

 

In addition to these core areas, our workshops also offer:

  • Marriage and Relationship Mentorship: Benefit from the guidance of experienced mentors who share their wisdom and support.

  • Marriage and Relationship Coaching: Receive personalized coaching to help you achieve your relationship goals.

  • Peer-to-Peer Support: Connect with other couples who are on the same journey, sharing experiences and building a supportive community.

  • Expressive Arts: Engage in creative activities that foster emotional expression and connection.

  • Community Engagement: Participate in events and conversations that promote a sense of belonging and shared learning.

 


Join our Thriving Relationships Workshops and take the first step towards a healthier, happier marriage. At The Marriage Advocates, we are dedicated to helping you build a strong foundation for your relationship, ensuring that you and your partner can thrive together.


This program is FREE to attend but is only available to 15 families.

Explore our programs and start your journey to a thriving relationship today.

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