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)

June 25, 2022 NYC Share Day

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

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.  Arnprior Stepping Stone AFG. John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert St, Arnprior ON. Mask and social distancing required. Enter by west side door. Discussion Meeting. Wheelchair Access.
  • Monday 7:30 pm-  Bells Corners AFG.
    The Bells Corners Meeting will be in person on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. The other weeks will be on zoom. As of the 23rd of May the meeting time will change from to 7:30pm. Newcomer break out group available. Masks are required, physical distancing and cleaning in place in a very large space.
    Enter from the parking lot at the back of the church.
  • Tuesday 8:00 pm-  Pinecrest 12th Step AFG .  We have returned to Hybrid meetings starting on Tuesday, February 22nd at the Brittania United Church, 985 Pinecrest Road, 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 ID: 821 8421 6966
Passcode: 620187
  • Thursday 7:30 pm. Orleans AFG-In-person Orléans United Church 1111 Orleans Blvd. 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. We have returned to Hybrid meetings starting on Thursday, Feb 17th at the Emmanual United Church, 691 Smyth Rd, Ottawa.  Masks required. Physical distancing required. 25 people maximum. Hand sanitizer available. Meeting held in basement – enter by side door, near the back of the church.   ZOOM meeting held simultaneously.

Enter by side door, near the back of the church, go upstairs, If you arrive after 19:30 please knock to gain entrance. Access the elevator through the church’s main door for Wheelchair Access.

  • Friday 9:30 am  Beacon Hill AFG is moving to in person meetings. St. Gabriel’s Church, 55 Appleford St, Gloucester, Ontario.  As of Friday March 25th 2022, vaccination status will be required and masking is optional.
  •  Saturday 10:00 a.m.- St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa. Masks are personal choice. Discussion meeting.-Last Saturday of the month is a  speaker meeting.