Need help now? You are not alone…
Despite the impact of the pandemic, there are plenty of groups with (temporary) on-line meetings, for the most part using Zoom. You may even consider checking our World Service Website (al-anon.org) for meetings elsewhere in the world: you are welcome at all of them, any time. It is one of the ‘silver linings’ of Covid-19. Borders and travel time have fallen away!
Any Ontario South meetings within the next couple of hours are shown in the sidebar menu (mobile devices: in the bottom of this page). Greyed-out group-listings with the prefix ‘(TC)’ refer to groups that cannot meet physically due to temporary accommodation closures and have no online alternative. Groups that do have virtual meetings until accommodations re-open, are marked with the prefix (elec). The details page of such meetings contain either full access details, of a telephone / email contact to obtain the credentials.
Our circle of help with sponsors and fellow group members is here for you – going to a virtual meeting due to Covid-19 restrictions might not feel the same as meeting in person, but it is the next best thing for many of us… Of course, a chat on the phone with another member can also bring relief in difficult situations. Alternatively: Al-Anon and Alateen-content can be found on social media (use buttons on this page to access directly). Check our Contact page for other ways to contact Al-Anon.
Our worldwide organisation also has regular electronic meetings. You can participate by phone via a variety of media from the comfort of your own home. These electronic meetings are listed on this World Service Organisation page:
Literature Distribution Center hours extended
Good news from the Literature Office Committee (LOC), as announced at the 2021 Assembly:
“The Ontario South Literature Distribution Center has extended its hours of operation as per October 18. The office will be open from 10 am – 1 pm from Monday to Thursday. Any e-mails sent on days that the office is closed will be handled on the days of operation.
Winter closure dates and hours are as follows:
Closing on 23 December 2021 at 1 pm – Re-opening on January 10 at 10 am.”
See our Literature Home Page for more good news from the LOC…
Have you tried the Al-Anon Mobile App?
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.