Category Archives: Membership

Ontario South Delegate

Executive’s details*:Ontario South Delegate,Email Address: Treasurer: Ontario South TreasurerP.O. Box 1151Guelph, Ontario N1H 6N3 *The above is consistent with the position, regardless of who is currently holding it. Downloads and links Delegate’s Archives E-mail the Delegate

Requests for service

Please email new requests directly to our web coordinator. Volunteers needed for Zoom event on November 14, 2020 District 17 is planning a virtual workshop on the blue book, How Al-Anon Works (B-32). We are in need of volunteers to join our planning committee and volunteers with technical skills to manage Zoom on the day of the event… Read More »

Introduction to knowledge-based decision making (KBDM)

(Excerpts from Delegate’s 2006 WSC Information package…) In the traditional way of doing business, we tend to deliberate a motion without the understanding of the why behind it that led to the motion. In the traditional way, when we had a discussion it was with an end in mind. For example, a motion was presented – we chose… Read More »

About crosstalk

From INSIDE AL-ANON Dec/Jan 1988-89 Vol 12 No 1 Several letters have come to the WSO asking for shared experiences on the subject of cross-talking. In addition, at the Canada East RSS in Halifax, members were concerned about the effect of cross-talking at group meetings. In these letters and conversations, cross-talking has been defined as talking out of… Read More »

‘Open Lines’ publications

‘Open Lines’ is a newsletter published by the Ontario South Area three times a year. You email us at to send your article to the Open Lines Coordinator. Deadlines Deadlines for Sending Articles to the Open Lines Coordinator: March 15 for the April 1 issue July 15 for the August 1 issue November 15 for the Dec… Read More »

WSO World Service Organisation

WSC 2020:  ‘Love gifts’ for delegates: please do not send! In light of government and health authorities’ directives regarding COVID‑19, the Board of Trustees decided to conduct an abbreviated virtual Conference—pertaining only to critical Board matters—the week of April 20, 2020 prior to the Annual Board Meeting and conduct the majority of agenda items via AFG Connects or postpone them… Read More »

AAPP Corner

Area Alateen Process Person Please see below for the steps needed to apply and get certified as a Supportive Al-Anon Member (SAM). You will need a police record check including vulnerable sector screening from your local police station, in person or on-line Processing fees: Some municipalities may reduce or eliminate the processing fee if a verification letter is… Read More »


Ontario South Alateen Advisory Committee Corner OSAAC  is a committee comprised of Alateens, the Alateen Coordinator and SAM’s. The primary purpose of OSAAC is to unite all Alateen groups throughout Ontario South. In accordance with the primary purpose, the committee will do so by the exchange of ideas and experiences. The Area Alateen Coordinator is the liaison to the… Read More »