Welcome to the Ontario South website. This site contains general information about the latest Al-Anon news and our Al-Anon/Alateen programs. It offers a list of (online and physical) meetings, events and useful links.
The official Al-Anon Mobile App is now available!
The Al-Anon Family Groups Mobile App marks the next evolution in Al-Anon recovery. Now, with just a couple of taps in the app, English-, Spanish-, and French-speaking Al-Anon members and newcomers from around the world will be able to come together for Al-Anon recovery.
What it is:
• A social app for Al-Anon members to connect with one another to share our experience, strength, and hope
• A new platform for electronic meetings
• A way to connect with your Al-Anon family in private chats
• A place to create and update a digital Al-Anon journal
• A place to stay informed on the latest information from the World Service Office (WSO)
• A place to purchase additional content such as a daily member sharing
What it is not:
• A face-to-face meeting list
To watch the app launch video, read more information, and find links to download the Al-Anon Family Groups app from the AppStore, iTunes and Google Play, visit al-anon.org/mobileapp.
Attending online meetings
Please be aware that a lot of meetings in Ontario South have notified us of temporary closures due to the COVID-19 virus crisis. Suspended meetings are greyed out in our meeting list overview. Groups that have temporary online meeting are marked with (elec) and you will find more details about participating in the details of such meetings. Go to our ‘About Meetings’ page to find a list of virtual meetings organised by Districts rather than specific groups.
Please keep us updated
If a meeting shows as active while it is in fact temporarily closed, please make sure to notify us so we can adjust our listings and help prevent all from unexpectedly finding the meeting doors closed.
Need help now? You are not alone…
If there are any meetings within the next couple of hours, they are shown in the sidebar menu (in the bottom of this page when you are on a mobile device with a small screen).
Our circle of help with sponsors and fellow group members is here for you – going to a virtual meeting is not the same thing as meeting in person, but is can still be a great alternative during the pandemic. A chat on the phone with another member can also bring relief in difficult situations. If you are new to our program and want to get in touch with us, you can reach out at any time via virtual meetings or to the regional telephone answering services listed on our Contact page. The Contact page also has email addresses and regional websites that may contain valuable local information for you. Our international telephone number is shown in the footer of all pages of this website.
On the YouTube channel of our World Service Organisation are lots of materials to listen to and to watch. This can be a good alternative for a (speaker) meeting when you are unable to go to a group and there is no online meeting. Access these materials via the social buttons in the sidebar menu (bottom of page on a mobile device) or go there directly by clicking here.
Besides our normal physical meetings and temporary online meetings, our worldwide organisation also has regular electronic meetings. You can participate via a variety of media from the comfort of your own home. These electronic meetings are listed on this World Service Organisation page: