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.



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

  • The Sunday Morning AFG meeting at the McNabb Community Center will be cancelled on September 8th and 15th 2019 due to the building being closed for maintenance
  • 2019 Fall Conference: An Alcoholics Anonymous event with Al-Anon participation. October 18-19 at the Hellenic Centre, 1315 Prince of Wales Dr. Ottawa. Advanced tickets for the conference are $15.00 and will be available from Group Reps. See AA website for more information and how to purchase tickets for the banquet.

Public outreach meetings – Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) Ottawa – These are business meetings which are held on the last Monday of the month. Contact us by email if you are interested in any of the service opportunities listed on our Service page.

Upcoming AIS meeting: AIS meetings are held on the last Monday of each month, at 6 pm. The next meeting will be held on September 30th, from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm. St.Anthony’s Banquet Hall: 523 St.Anthony Street at Preston. All members are welcome.

AIS User Manual: Looking for a member who loves organization and would like to work with another member to maintain, update and manage a USER MANUAL for AIS. (Contact Allana at for more information). This would be a 2-year term position with AIS.