Welcome to AA

If you are new to Alcoholics Anonymous or are wondering how to join us, please read this page.  

We assume you are here because you are looking for help with an alcohol problem. Or maybe you don’t know how to stop drinking and stay stopped!  If that is the case you have come to the right place.  We have a program that speaks the language of recovery and developed a  large body of knowledge on how to get sober and stay sober. There is a solution for your alcohol problem.    

How to join AA

The easiest path into AA is by simply going to one of the many meetings in the Greater Toronto Area.  Click here for our meeting list.

The default display is a list view, where you can select meetings by Region, Day, Time, and Type.  There is also a map view, just click on the map icon beside the list icon.

If you would like to know what the different zones in the GTA are, please view the list of zones.

You can also speak to someone by calling our help line at 416-487-5591 (toll
free 1-877- 404-5591). For any questions you can also email 12step@aatoronto.org.  We can also make arrangements for somebody to come and talk to you in person.    

If you have a question about meetings, or how to call our helpline, please see our frequently asked questions.

Al-Anon and Alateen

If you are affected by another person’s drinking and are looking for help you can try to take this person to any open AA meeting.  Anybody can attend an open meeting, closed meetings are for people who seek help for a drinking problem for themselves.

When you are personally affected by the drinking of another person and need help, please contact our partner organization Al-Anon/Alateen. Members of Al-Anon are typically partners, children, or parents of alcoholics while Alateen members are the children of alcoholics between the ages of 10 and 20.

See: https://al-anon.alateen.on.ca/

What AA does not do?

We do not provide medical advice or detox services.  These need to come from medical experts.  But we can help point you in the right direction. When you go to a meeting all you need to state, if asked, that you are looking for help with an alcohol problem.  There are no fees or dues, but we do “pass the hat” to help defray cost for free coffee, cookies, and rental.

The only requirement to come to a closed meeting is a desire to stop drinking!