How to Download the Printable Forms


New! Online Literature Order Form

The New! Online Literature Order Form is now available!

The paper forms will continue to be available as we transition to the new online form.

How to Download the Printable Forms

Use the link in the sidebar menu to download the latest version of the Literature Order Forms. The sidebar menu might move to the bottom of this page if you are working on a small device such as a mobile phone.

The sidebar menu is present on every literature page. It will instantly download a zip file with 2 versions of the same file. One computer fillable document and one print document. Double click the downloaded file to unzip the content onto your computer. See the image below for the location of the sidebar menu when the website is visited on a desktop or laptop. The description of the item might change according to the date of issue.

Why purchase your literature from our Ontario South LDC?

Members on the WSO ‘Literature Thought Force’ highly encourages Areas to have their own LDC and that the members purchase from their LDC rather than WSO.

When ordering from the LDC, shipping time is 2-4 business days. WSO shipping time for literature is 4-6 weeks.

Our CAL has something for everyone. General literature for Al-Anon and Alateen. This Includes daily readers, books on our legacies (Steps/Traditions/Concepts), workbooks, adult children, for parents and grandparents, partners and spouses. We have service material and public outreach including items for the professional.

An easy way to keep a bit of our program close at hand are our bookmarks and cards. Everything is available for viewing on our new electronic order form. Have a glance for the things you feel you need or want.

Our LDC manager is available by phone or email for questions and clarification. 

Monthly Literature Spotlight

From the OS Literature Coordinator

I’m currently using Conference Approved Literature (C. A. L.) to do a sex inventory. What amazing piece of C.A.L. helps us to inventory, not just sex, but also: finances, fear, anger, resentment, guilt, shame, love, intimacy and so much more?

If you said, “Blueprint for Progress: Al-Anon’s Fourth Step Inventory” (P-91), you’d be right! This amazing piece of C. A. L., which was updated in 2004, has been instrumental in my recovery, and in getting to know myself. Each time I work through it, I learn something new about myself, and I get a chance to “accept the things I cannot change” and begin to “change the things I can.”

I learn about myself, and where I am at in this moment, as I work through all of the questions on my own and contemplate, just for today, where I am at. I have additional “ah-ha” moments as I read and discuss my answers with my sponsor. Dots are connected and understanding of myself, both my defects and my assets, is deepened.

Completing my “Blueprint for Progress: Al-Anon’s Fourth Step Inventory” is a regular process in my recovery, just like I regularly clean out my clothes closet. It’s a chance to let go of what isn’t working for me anymore, and to ask my HP to help me work on building new ways of being that enrich my serenity.

It’s a wonderful, HP-centered process that is integral to my recovery, my serenity, and my sanity! If you’re feeling stuck, or that your recovery has plateaued, you may want to dive into Al-Anon’s “Blueprint for Progress: Al-Anon’s Fourth Step Inventory” (P-91), and watch your recovery blossom!

About Conference Approved Literature

One of the questions asked here often is ….”Is this book conference approved?” followed by the book name, author etc.

All Al-Anon CAL bears the above seal along with the words:
‘Approved by World Service Conference Al-Anon Family Groups’. This seal and statement give the assurance that the literature is produced by Al-Anon and is consistent with the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Al-Anon Family Groups.

Some other ways to know if a book is conference approved is that on the spine there is the Al-Anon logo above the book code. As these works are collaborative there are never author names on the books.

While we may find many of the things we need to grow in literature that isn’t conference approved, our service manual on page 63 and 64 state that “only Al-Anon/Alateen materials be used in our meetings. This ensures that our program message stays consistent with our principles.”

Over the years we have had the privilege to see the traditions in action with this very phenomenon. Members were bringing along their books and in the pile was an AA book, or a publication they bought elsewhere. Kindly and quietly a member asked if they could please take those books and tuck them out of sight. We would then discuss it at the business meeting or even better put on the agenda the topic ‘Why CAL?’ so that those who did not come to the Business Meeting were also included. It was interesting to hear members share why they felt those other publications needed to stay out of sight.

Even more enlightening in one of those meetings was the sharing of a newcomer, who said they looked at the books people brought along and mentally took note. so they could get them. We may at a personal level share with others what helped us, but the use or mention of this non-Al-Anon literature in our meetings does conflict with our service manual and our traditions, particularity 3 and 4.

We want our program to be here and healthy for everyone. The new person who walks in the door (or right now signs into an electronic meeting) and for those who have been here for many 24 hours.

Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature (CAL) presents the Al-Anon and Alateen programs to members of our fellowship and the public at large.

Why Conference Approved Literature?

About Al-Anon literature, how it is developed from members’ shared experiences, and the importance of using it exclusively at Al-Anon/Alateen meetings. 6 pages.