New: Group ID / WSO ID list
The list is sorted first by group name, then by city and district ID.
Note: from time to time there will be updates to the Group ID / WSO ID list. To check that you have the latest version, compare the time-stamp on your download to the one in the document above, especially when looking for IDs of new groups.
Thank you for using your group ID / WSO ID in all communications with the Area and WSO.
Please keep your group records updated so newcomers can find you
Use the button below to quickly access the online Al-Anon Group Records Change and Registration form.
All forms in use for Ontario South have now been consolidated on one page:
Note: Alateen registration and changes: please use Alateen forms!
How to download / view a meeting list for your district
Did you know that you can quickly view or download a list of active meetings in your district from this website? To find this page, navigate to the ‘About Meetings’ section using the main menu in the top of any page and select the page ‘PDF Meeting Lists per District’. Here is a direct link to go there now:
The meeting information in these lists is kept in sync with the information on the website. Although you can download and print these meeting lists, they change often, especially in Covid times, so do check the date-stamps of the documents to make sure you always have the latest version.
Besides the meeting lists per district, the above page also contains additional lists:
-meetings in the GTA (combines multiple districts)
Below is a screenshot of a random meeting list:
Do you want your event listed on the website? Please use the online form!
Processing events is a manual process that takes about 10 minutes, provided notifications are received via the Event online upload form (see above button). If the information has to be extracted from an email or non-accessible PDF attachment, it takes much longer, depending on how much manual data entry is required and whether all details are complete and clear.
The upload form ensures we have everything we need, including a PDF of your event-flyer. If you have more than one attachments, combine them in a zip-archive and upload them together. Microsoft Word and Powerpoint are not accepted as format for flyers or other uploads, because they can be carriers of viruses or other malicious software.
District Information on Flyers
It would be greatly appreciated if you would include the name and description of your District region on your flyer, so that others who are interested in attending can easily check where the event is located. To find which District your Group belongs to, consult the District Information page in the ‘About Meetings’ section of this website:
Thank you for your cooperation!
Requests for service Ontario South Area
Please email new requests directly to our web coordinator. Responses will be emailed promptly to the groups in need of help. Thank you for considering doing service!
Published: September 1, 2023
Are you interested in technology in service of the Ontario South Area?
This may be the perfect moment to stand for service at Assembly! A brand new coordinator position has been created that you can completely make your own. Don’t think you have to be a whizz kid to apply. Or an app developer or someone who works in IT. All that is needed is a keen interest and ideally some knowledge in one or the other technical area, that helps you better understand technical issues and questions. And a willingness to try and bring some level of organisation to the table.
You will be a coordinator: you are not expected to know and do it all yourself. You could assemble a group of people with different technical skills and work with them to create an Ontario South knowledge center that all members can benefit from. Examples? You could write a list of suggestions to keep Zoom meetings safe, a manual to create Power Point presentations or flyers. You could help members setting up other types of documentation or Cloud storage. The possibilities are endless. Will we see your hand in the air at Assembly? We hope so!
Tentative task description in Area Policy Manual
Below is an excerpt of Section 2b of the Area Policy Manual(APM) in the ‘For Members’ where the envisioned tasks for this position are listed.
- Work with Executive members and other Coordinators, especially the Website Coordinator, on meeting the Area’s technology needs and assisting when needed, as skills allow.
- Attends Assemblies and Area World Service Committee meetings, as well as other Ontario South service-related meetings as needed.
- Liaises with Assembly host committees and AWSC meeting venues regarding audio/visual equipment and assists with same, as needed.
- Be available to project motions onto overhead screen during motion portions of AWSC and Assembly meetings.
- Provides leadership around technology for Ontario South’s Area World Service Committee, researching and suggesting new tools to improve the carrying out of the Area’s business.
- Researches and purchases appropriate technology equipment and software to meet Ontario South’s needs, as directed by the Executive.
- Maintains any future web-based or cloud-based technology solutions implemented by Ontario South, including but not limited to DropBox, Google Drive, etc.
- Maintain documentation of processes used to develop and manage Area technology solutions, and be available to help the incoming Technology Coordinator beyond your term, to overcome technical difficulties in the execution of their duties.
- Attends local Al-Anon/Alateen events when invited by local Group, District or AIS.
- Plans and leads workshops for members who want to improve their technology skills in order to better succeed in their service roles in Ontario South.
- Assist, where possible, other Coordinators in overcoming difficulties they may encounter regarding Information Technology. (When asked!)
Click the link below to open the full APM page and see all position task lists:
Published first in 2020, this is an ongoing service request
Help us answer the GTA phone lines
“Hello this is Al-Anon.
How may I help you?”
Volunteers for telephone answer service are always needed. This is a great Al-Anon service opportunity.“Participation is the key to harmony” (Concept 4). This is done from your home. All information is provided. Contact information about this service:
email Rose at email@example.com, or call the number 416-410-3809.
(End of current service requests)
Ideas and suggestions to help Alateen
Please check out the Alateen Corner page for a list of suggestions to help Alateen – this list is the result of a recent workshop dedicated to helping Alateen.
‘Writing for the Forum’-workshop
The Alternate Delegate for Ontario South would love to come to a meeting of your group or District to hold the ‘Writing for the Forum’-workshop. If you are interested, feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Useful service links
Direct link to Area Policy Manual (Ontario South guidelines that supersede the general Service Manual)
A downloadable PDF with all the sections of the Area Policy Manual is being prepared; until this document is available, please navigate to the APM page on this website and download the sections you are interested in individually.
Area Coordinator contact details
Contact details for all Area Coordinators are on the Coordinator Corner Home page and on the Coordinator Corner pages.
For Canada and Area addresses, District websites & WSO information please see our Contact page
Frequently used abbreviations
SAM – Supportive Al-Anon Member (in Alateen Service) – To be phased out and replaced by AMIAS
AMIAS – Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service
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