Al-Anon and Alateen Ottawa

What is Al-Anon?

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practising the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

New to Al-Anon?

Please feel free to attend one of the online meetings listed below or take a look at the following online resources:



(613) 860-3431 (English)
(819) 669-0543 (en Français)

Conference Approved Literature (CAL)

Also : Read About Growing Up with Alcoholism

The following literature deals with the issues that face many adult children of alcoholics:

World Service Organization’s (WSO) directive regarding Covid-19.  (English, French)

June 15, 2024 Vanier Round-Up Flyer.      Vanier Round-Up Schedule for Panels

June 26, 2024 Royal Ottawa AFG Anniversary Celebration

Ottawa District 28 Printable meeting list

Alateen Meeting.  Alateen in person meeting every 2nd Thursday of the month. On all other Thursdays, an Alateen representative will be present to answer questions and provide Alateen information. Emmanuel United Church 691 Smyth Road Ottawa K1G1N7. Enter by the side door off the parking lot. Ring the bell. For further information contact Teens are welcome at all online and in-person Al-Anon meetings.

There is also a Teen chat option: WSO Alateen chat meeting

More meetings available :

Check  Ontario South 

World Service Office website (WSO)


How to join a ZOOM Meeting

Ottawa Meetings- Direct Links(ZOOM and In-Person)

  • Monday – 7:30 pm.  (In person )Arnprior Stepping Stone AFG. John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert St, Arnprior ON. Enter by west side door. Discussion Meeting. Wheelchair Access.
  • Monday 7:30-8:30 pm-Bells Corners- In person at Christ Church Anglican 3861 Old Richmond Road. Newcomer Breakout group available. Wheelchair accessible. Ring bell if you arrive after 7:30. Enter from the parking lot at the back of the church.
  • Tuesday 7:30 pm-8:30 pm Pinecrest. In-person meeting Brittania United Church, 985 Pinecrest Road, Ottawa.  Note: When Environment Canada issues a ‘weather storm warning’ for Tuesdays, to ensure everyone’s safety we will not hold our in-person meeting. We encourage you to look for a hybrid or online meeting when that happens. 
  • Wednesday- 1215 pm-(in-person) Traditional AFG – Ottawa (D28) 82 Kent St, Ottawa. Enter by green door on Kent St. Wheelchair accessible. Ring office doorbell for access to elevator
  • Wednesday- 7:30 pm-Royal Ottawa AFG (In person and online -Hybrid) -1145 Carling Avenue, Room 1424. ZOOM Meeting held simultaneously Royal Ottawa AFG Meeting ID: 821 8421 6966 Passcode: 620187.   
  • Wednesday 7:30 pm- (In person) New Beginnings AFG. Kanata United Church. 33 Leacock Drive Kanata.  
  • Thursday 7:30 pm. (In person) Orleans AFG-In-person Orléans United Church 1111 Orleans Blvd.  Accessible/Barrier Free. The Orleans AFG group prioritizes in-person meetings every Thursday at 7:30PM. Newcomers are always welcome. There may be times, however – due to severe weather that the meeting is cancelled. Please reach out to if you have questions in this regard.
  • Thursday – 7:30pm– (Hybrid meeting). New Life AFG. Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd, Ottawa.  Enter by side door off parking lot.  ZOOM meeting held simultaneously.  If you arrive after 7:30 pm please ring the bell to gain entrance.
  • Friday 9:30 am  (In person) Beacon Hill AFG. St. Gabriel’s Church, 55 Appleford St, Gloucester, Ontario.
  • Friday 1200 pm-1 pm. (In person)12 Step Discovery. St Paul’s Presbyterian Church at 971 Woodroffe Ave. Meet in the fireplace room on the second floor (end of the hall). An elevator is also available if you ask at the office on the main floor. The meeting runs from 12 pm to 1pm with fellowship until 2 pm. All are welcome. Masks are not mandatory.
  •  Saturday 10:00 a.m.- (In person) How It Works AFG. St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa. Masks are personal choice. Discussion meeting. Last Saturday of the month is a speaker meeting.