Greater Toronto Al-Anon Information Service (GTAIS)

By | November 7, 2019

Email: gtais.chair@gmail.com

GTAIS Telephone Answering Service 1 (416) 410-3809

What is GTAIS?

The Greater Toronto Al-Anon Information Services (GTAIS) provides a forum for the Al-Anon and Alateen groups within the Toronto geographic area to exchange and share information between groups and with the public.  This area includes Districts 16-23 (see list below).  Our Service Manual, p66 states: GTAIS “serves as an avenue for local public outreach service, which is channeled through the Districts whenever possible.”

How can I get involved in GTAIS?

  • Attend the monthly meetings on Zoom the first Tuesday of each month.
  • Consider becoming a rep for your family group.
  • Volunteer for a shift with the Al-Anon Telephone Answering Service:  (416) 410-3809 to answer calls from people seeking information about the Al-Anon or Alateen program or about meeting locations.
  • Share information on conferences, group anniversaries, gratitude meetings and more in the GTA with your group members.
  • Help organize the Greater Toronto Al-Anon Day.
  • Support Public Outreach initiatives in the GTA by volunteering at the  the Telephone Answering Service, Ontario Regional Conference (Al-Anon/Alateen Hospitality Suites and Literature Table), Day of Recovery, Pri-Med Conference booth etc. 

OR

  • By making a financial contribution. (See “How can my group make a 7th Tradition Contribution? below)

How can my group make a 7th Tradition contribution?

GTAIS welcomes 7th tradition contributions to any of its initiatives. Please specify where you would like your contribution to go – TTC Poster Campaign, Pri-Med Conference, Telephone Answering Service and General Expenses.

E-transfers are to be sent to gtaisreserve@gmail.com

Please mail your cheque to:

P.O. Box 30246

Rexdale Post Office

123 Rexdale Blvd.

Etobicoke, Ontario

M9W 1B0

When Does GTAIS Meet?

First Tuesday of every month
7:30 p.m. – to 9 p.m.

All meetings are currently held on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 830 0917 8410
Password: 303729

GTAIS Meeting Location when physical meetings resume:

St. Ansgar Lutheran Church
1498 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON M5N 2J1

Southwest corner of Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West
Parking is on the South side of the church.
Entrance is on the South side of the church; downstairs to the basement meeting room.

Who May Attend a GTAIS Meeting?

Any Al-Anon or Alateen member may attend GTAIS meetings, but only the designated GTAIS Representative from your group may vote.

How Can I Become My Group’s GTAIS Representative?

At your group’s next business meeting ask when the position will be available – your group probably already has a GTAIS Rep! Groups may select either the Alternate Group Representative (as suggested by the Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual) or anyone with one year of Al-Anon or Alateen membership.

How Long is the Term?

The AIS Service Manual recommends the member serve one year as Alternate GTAIS Representative, followed by one year as GTAIS Representative. Most groups, however, are flexible.

For information about meetings and getting involved:

Please email: gtais.chair@gmail.com

What Districts does the GTAIS cover? 

District 16 – Mississauga
Mississauga, Oakville, Port Credit

District 17 – Peel, Halton
Acton, Bolton, Bramalea, Brampton, Erin, Georgetown, Milton, Woodbridge

District 18 – GTA North
Aurora, Beaverton, Bradford, Keswick, King City, Newmarket, Orangeville, Stouffville, Sutton West, Tottenham

District 19 – Toronto North
Don Mills, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Toronto, Willowdale

District 20 – Toronto West
Etobicoke, Toronto, Weston

District 21 – Toronto Central
Toronto

District 22 – Scarborough
Agincourt, Markham, Scarborough, Toronto, Unionville

District 23 – Lakeshore
Ajax, Bowmanville, Orono, Oshawa, Pickering, Port Perry, Whitby

A GTAIS Meeting List is available on the “Find Your District Information” Page.