AAPP Corner

By | November 7, 2019


Area Alateen Process Person

Every Alateen group needs active, adult members of Al-Anon to provide safety in the meeting and to help the Alateens keep the meeting focused on the Al-Anon/Alateen program of recovery, sharing knowledge of our Twelve Steps and Alateen Traditions. No Alateen group can meet without certified Sponsors present. To serve as an Alateen group sponsor, substitute group sponsor, transportation sponsor or conference sponsor, you must be a certified SAM / AMIAS (SAM is a term used in Canada for a Supportive Al-Anon Member. In the USA the term AMIAS is used: Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service). There are specific requirements for someone to become a SAM /AMIAS and there is a process that must be completed.

  • 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 provided at the time of the record check. If this applies to you,
    • you may request a letter from the Area Chair including your full legal name
  • Your District or the Area may reimburse you for any expenses.
    • Complete the Area expense form  (see below)

Completed forms can be mailed to the Area Treasurer at:
Ontario South Treasurer
P.O. Box 1151 Guelph, Ontario
N1H 6N3

  • Provide your police record check and completed application to your District Representative (DR), in a sealed envelope.
  • Your DR will complete and submit the form to the Area Alateen Process Person for processing.

Should you require any assistance please contact:
Area Alateen Process Person aapp.ontariosouth@gmail.com


SAM – Supportive Al-Anon Member
AMIAS- Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service
AAPP – Area Alateen Process Person
OSAAC – Ontario South Alateen Advisory Committee