The Al-Anon / Alateen membership is open to everyone who is worried about someone with a drinking problem. We learn from the experiences of others who have faced similar problems, but we do not direct or give advice. Ours is a program of equals.
As member of our fellowship, the “For Members” section of this website helps you discover many opportunities to do service in the program. We believe that “Participation is the key to harmony” (Concept 4).
Service can be as simple as helping to set up the room for physical meetings, greeting newcomers, chairing a meeting. Everyone is welcome to do this, it does not matter if you are a newcomer or someone with more years in the program. During the pandemic, assistance with our electronic meetings (mostly Zoom) is also very much appreciated.
Addionally, we have specific service positions at the level of groups, districts or the Ontario South Area. All you have to do to make yourself available is notify a fellow group member who is already involved in service of your interest.
We are grateful for everyone who helps us realise Step 12 of our program that says, in part: “We try to carry the message to others.” For many of us service has turned out to be a vital component of our recovery.
You are invited to browse the pages of this Membership section of the website and if you see something you are interested in, please do let us know. We hope to see you in our meetings!
Frequently used abbreviations
SAM – Supportive Al-Anon Member (in Alateen Service)
AMIAS – Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (mostly in use in the USA)
AAPP – Area Alateen Process Person
OSAAC – Ontario South Alateen Advisory Committee
CMA – Current Mailing Address
GR – Group Representative
DR – District Representative
WSO – World Service Office
In the loop: everybody can subscribe!
To sign up and receive our ‘In the Loop’ emails, us the link below. In the Loop is a regular email newsletter with WSO news and contains worthwhile reading materials and news.
Useful service links
Area Coordinator contact details are on the Coordinator Corner Home page and on the Corner pages.
Greater Toronto Al-Anon Information Services
PO Box 30246
123 Rexdale Blvd.
Toronto, ON M9W 0B1
416.410.3809 (answering service)
Ontario South Literature Distribution Centre
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.