Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the problem drinker admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.

Al-Anon and Alateen are not religious programs and there are no dues or fees to attend a meeting. For more information please visit

For the nearest meeting time and location in Ontario North (North Bay to Atikokan) please see meeting listing below or call 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666). For upcoming events in Ontario North please scroll down.

North Bay and Surrounding Area Meetings:

   Monday 8:00 p.m.:  Group of Hope AFG, Emmanuel United Church, 395 Lakeshore Drive, North Bay, ON (scent free)

   Tuesday 1:00 p.m.:  One Day at a Time AFG, Calvin Presbyterian Church, 401 First Avenue West, North Bay, ON (take elevator to 2nd floor, scent free)

   Wednesday 7:00 p.m.: Group Vivre et Laisser Vivre GFA, West Nipissing Community Health Center, 68 Michaud St., (Bilingual) (Ethel St Entrance, not open on stat holidays) Sturgeon Falls, ON

   Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: Grateful Fireside AFG, Calvin Presbyterian Church, 401 First Avenue West, North Bay, ON

   Thursday 12:00 p.m.: Together We Can AFG, The Municipal Building, 250 Clarke Street, Powassan, ON (accessible, scent free)

   Friday 9:30 a.m.: Good Morning AFG, Christ Anglican Church, 312 Greenwood Avenue, North Bay, ON

Sudbury and Surrounding Area Meetings:

   Lundi 1:30 p.m.: Group de l'Unite GFA, Holy Redeemer Church, 1887 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury, ON (Francais - upstairs)

   Monday 7:30 p.m.: New Sudbury AFG, Church of the Ascension, 1476 Sparks Street, Sudbury, ON

   Tuesday 7:00 p.m.: Central AFG, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 264 Mackenzie Street, Sudbury, ON (accessible - front door lower level)

   Tuesday 7:00 p.m.: Chelmsford United and Strong AFG, St. Alexander Church, 100 Gaudette Street, Chelmsford, ON (accessible - main entrance)

   Thursday 1:30 p.m.: Sunshine AFG, Christ the King Church, 30 Beech Street, Sudbury, ON (rectory side door)

   Thursday 1:30 p.m.: Un Jour A La Fois GFA, Sacristie Eglise St. Joseph, 3594 Ave Rue Errington, Chelmsford, ON (Francais)

Timmins and Surrounding Area Meetings:

    Monday 7:00 p.m.: May Group AFG, Cochrane District Detox Center, 105 2nd Avenue, Smooth Rock Falls, ON  (bilingual)

   Monday 7:00 p.m.: Trillium AFG, South Porcupine Pentecostal Church, 260 Legion Drive, South Porcupine, ON (English)

   Tuesday 1:15 p.m.: Serenity AFG, St. Anthony's Cathedral, 274 5th Avenue, Timmins, ON (English)

   Tuesday 8:00 p.m.: Vive L'Amitie GFA, United Church, 21 King Street, Kapuskasing, ON (Francais)

   Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: Tri-Lite AFG, Holy Name Hall, 37 Kirkland Street, Kirkland Lake, ON (English)

   Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: Kapuskasing Serenity AFG, 39 Brunelle Road, Kapuskasing, ON (Bilingual)

   Thursday 2:00 p.m.: Joie de Vivre GFA, Club Action Hearst, 54-13ieme rue, Hearst, ON (Francais)

   Thursday 7:00 p.m.: Englehart AFG, Good Shepherd Church, 139 2nd Avenue, Englehart, ON (English)

Sault Ste. Marie and Surrounding Area Meetings:

   Tuesday 12:00 p.m.: Friendly Too AFG, A New Link, 126 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

   Tuesday 7:30 p.m.: Easy Does It AFG, Emmanuel United Church, 224 Bennett Blvd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

   Thursday 7:30 p.m.: Serenity AFG, Willow Grove United Church, 55 Tilley Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

   Saturday 10:30 a.m.: Adult Children of Recovery AFG, Club 14, 236 John Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Thunder Bay and Surrounding Area Meetings:

   Monday 11:00 a.m.: Oak Mogie AFG, Westminster United Church, 650 River Street, Thunder Bay, ON (basement)

   Monday 1:30 p.m.: Open Gate AFG, First Presbyterian Church, 639 Grey Street, Thunder Bay, ON (corner of Grey & Walsh Streets)

   Tuesday 7:00 p.m.: Let it Begin with Me AFG, Terrace Bay Community Church, 44 Simcoe Plaza, Terrace Bay, ON

   Tuesday 7:00 p.m.: Centennial AFG, Sister Margaret Smith Center, 301 Lillie Street North, Thunder Bay, ON

   Wednesday 7:00 p.m.: Smilin Thru AFG, Calvary Lutheran Church, 2820 Donald Street, Thunder Bay, ON

   Wednesday 7:00 p.m.: Manitouwadge AFG, Manitouwadge Hospital, 1 Healthcare Crescent, Manitouwadge, ON

   Wednesday 8:00 p.m.: Port Arthur AFG, Westminster United Church, 650 River Street, Thunder Bay, ON (basement)

   Thursday 8:00 p.m.: Ray of Light AFG, St. Paul's United Church, 349 Waverley Street, Thunder Bay, ON (Lady's Parlour Entrance)

   Saturday 11:00 a.m.: Morning Serenity AFG, Westminster United Church, 650 River Street, Thunder Bay, ON (basement)

Elliot Lake, Espanola, and Surrounding Area Meetings:

   Tuesday 12:00 p.m.: Walking with AFG, 41 Ballpark Road, Cutler, ON

   Tuesday 7:00 p.m.: Espanola Rainbow AFG, St. George Anglican Church, 213 Tudhope Street, Espanola, ON

   Tuesday 7:00 p.m.: Serenity AFG, St. Peter the Apostle Church, Roman & Hillside Streets, Elliot Lake, ON

   Thursday 7:00 p.m.: Stepping Stone AFG, Missionary Church, 51 Yonge Street, Mindemoya, ON

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