Edmonton AA

Serving the Greater Edmonton Area

Central Office is a vital service that assists us in carrying out our primary purpose of helping the alcoholic who still suffers.  What critical services does Central Office provide using group donations?

  1. Central Office receives hundreds of phone calls each year from people looking for a solution to their drinking problem.  There are many people who have found sobriety as a result of these twelve step calls.
  2. Central Office houses and maintains a web site that provides information on meetings, events, and other valuable information.
  3. Central Office purchases and distributes literature and medallions to groups within the Edmonton Intergroup area.
  4. Central Office hosts a noon AA meeting from Monday to Friday.
  5. Central Office produces a monthly newsletter that informs members of news and events, and contains stories to help the alcoholic who still suffers.
  6. Central Office provides a physical meeting space for Edmonton Intergroup, the Edmonton General Services Committee (EGSC), and various intergroup committees.
  7. Central Office maintains and prints meeting lists for groups located from Red Deer to the Arctic Circle.
  8. Central Office maintains the "Bridging the Gap Volunteers List" and the "12 Step Calls List".
  9. When requested, Central Office sends the requested amount of group donations to the various AA organizations (e.g. GSO, EGSC, Area).
  10. Central Office stores records from intergroup committees and the AREA 78 archives.
  11. Central Office provides an outlet for members wanting to volunteer their time in service.
  12. Central Office makes the Bridging the Gap calls to assist people coming out of treatment centers.
  13. Central Office is the administrative hub of AA in Edmonton.  It maintains financial and administrative records for the Edmonton Central Office Society.
  14. Central Office provides administrative support for intergroup and EGSC committees (e.g. photocopying, etc.).

**We require ongoing financial support to maintain these services.  Your financial donations are appreciated.

As the green card read at meetings reminds us, β€œIt is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but also their intergroup/central office, local services, district, area, and the General Services Office remain self-supporting.  This keeps A.A. free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose – to help the alcoholic who still suffers.”