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)

NYC June 17, 2021 Town Hall Hybrid Meetings  presentations/information

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)

Ottawa Holiday Event -December 24th and December 31st. 

Every Saturday -Freedom to Choose Serenity-Ottawa Area Alateen ZOOM Meeting . 

Teens are also 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)


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

  • Monday – 7:30 pm.  Arnprior Stepping Stones AFG(Note: In person meeting as of July 26, 2021)  St. John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert St, Arnprior ON. Mask and social distancing required.
  • Tuesday 8:00 pm-  Pinecrest 12th Step AFG . Hybrid meeting (as of September 21, 2021)  Brittania United Church, 985 Pinecrest Ave, Ottawa. For Face to Face meeting two(2) vaccinations required. Masks required. Physical distancing required. 25 people maximum. Hand sanitizer available. Record of attendance will be taken. Tables and chairs will be disinfected before and after meeting. ZOOM meeting held simultaneously.
  • Thursday 7:30 pm–  Orleans AFG.   Zoom meetings except for the last Thursday of the month, which will be  an in-person meeting from September 3o to December 30, 2021,  at the Orléans United Church. Requirements include proof of double vaccinations, masks and two meters distance at all time and record of attendance. Hand sanitizer will be available for use before and after the meeting and tables and chairs will be disinfected.
  • Thursday – 7:30pm–  New Life AFG. Hybrid meeting (as of November 11, 2021)  Emmanual United Church, 691 Smythe Rd, Ottawa.   For Face to meeting two(2) vaccinations required.  Masks required. Physical distancing required. 25 people maximum.  Hand sanitizer available. Record of attendance will be taken.  ZOOM meeting held simultaneously.  Meeting held in basement – enter by side door, near the back of the church.
  • Friday 9:30 am  Beacon Hill AFG (in person meeting as of Friday August 20, 2021). St. Gabriel Church. 55 Appleford St. Gloucester, Ontario. 2 vaccinations required(paper copy or electronic means along with ID). Masks required, Physical distancing required. 25 participants maximum. Hand sanitizer to be used. record of attendance will be taken. Tables and chairs will be disinfected before and after the meeting.