Area 86 – Western Ontario

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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The next Area Committee Meeting (ACM) is on December 2 – District 18 Central West 5 – St. Andrews Hespeler Presbyterian Church, 73 Queen St. East. Cambridge, ON, N3C 2A9. See details in the Calendar.

Area 86 Fall Assembly

The Fall Assembly will be held from November 3rd through the 5th at the Oakville Conference Center (Bronte Holiday Inn). Please contact your DCM or email the Area Chair for Assembly details.

Area 86 Spring (pre-conference) Assembly

Our 2023 Pre-Conference assembly was held March 31 to April 2 – the Delegate’s report is available here.

The full list of the 2023 General Service Conference agenda items and background information, discussed at the 2023 Spring Assembly, can be found here.

View or DownloadArea 86 Structure and Operating Procedures

The 73rd annual General Service Conference was held in-person in the spring of 2023. Visit the Delegate page for information and highlights.

The business of AA continues to be done and many of our service workers, at every level, ought to be commended for their tremendous efforts. Thank you to all of AA’s essential service workers! More members are needed for a variety of positions. Members with 9 months to 35 years of sobriety are encouraged to participate in service events and to say yes to service positions as they become available.