Get on the waiting list for the March 29-31 Intergroup Spring Retreat

The Central Ontario Intergroup Spring Retreat from March 29-31st, 2019 has sold out.

However, you can still be put on the waiting list and people often drop off last-minute. Sign up to be on the waiting list by emailing Marlene D at mkdcisme@gmail.com

Join other OA members and boost you program with recovery and fellowship. Download and share the poster for the event by clicking here.

When:

  • 7pm, Friday March 29-noon, Sunday March 31

Where:

  • Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre

  • 1617 Blythe Rd, Mississauga, ON L5H 2C3

Cost: $245. Includes:

  • your own room

  • 3 meals on Saturday

  • 2 meals on Sunday

To register, contact Marlene D at mkdcisme@gmail.com

May 17-19, 2019: Western New York Spring OA Retreat

Western New York Spring OA Retreat

May 17-19, 2019

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Abstinence!

CHRIST THE KING SEMINARY, 711 Knox Road East Aurora, NY 14052

Friday, May 17th 4 pm through Sunday, May 19th 1:30 pm

Check-in Friday: 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm, Program Begins at 7:00 pm

COST: $175 Includes single room, 3 meals on Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday

(meals will not be included on Friday)

Click on and complete this REGISTRATION FORM and make checks/money orders payable to:

OAWNY

Payment must be made in US funds; Canadian guests: US Money order or cash.

Remit payment to:

Liz Owens

21 Alberta Drive Buffalo, NY 14226

Phone: 716-832-0962 Email: elowens924@gmail.com

A limited number of half scholarships are available, on a first come first served basis.

NOTE: one per calendar year per person. To request a scholarship contact Liz Owens

Registration Late Fee: $20 if postmarked after April 28, 2019.

Big Book Study: Step into Recovery - May 3-5th, 2019

Join us and a recovered OA member from Scottsdale, Arizona, who has maintained a 500 pound weight lost and has been abstinent for over 20 years. He will share his experience, strength and hope while leading a Big Book Study workshop. Download and print this poster with details or see below:

  • When: Friday May 3rd (Registration at 6pm, workshop 7-9pm), Saturday May 4th (9am-4pm) and Sunday May 5th (9am-11:30am)

  • Where: Glenpark Public School, 101 Englemount Avenue, North York, (Wheelchair accessible and parking available onsite)

  • Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

  • Contacts: Lynn (647-338-6877), Esther (esther2448@gmail.com), Neseh (416-5626072)

OA Spring Retreat - London, Ontario, May 3-5, 2019

The London Ontario Monday and Thursday OA meetings are sponsoring a weekend retreat,

OA Spring Renewal Retreat

  • Date: May 3, 6:30pm to May 5, noon, 2019

  • Location: Michaelite House Retreat Centre 

  • Melrose Ontario,  10 minutes west of London

  • Cost: Before March 31, 2019

    • Double Room: $170

    • Single Room: $185

  • After April 1, 2019

    • Double Room: $195

    • Single Room: $210

More details can be found in this poster. Please print and share.

Unity Day - Sunday February 24th

Unity Day

When: Sunday Feb 24. 11:30

What: This day recognizes the strength of the Fellowship worldwide. OA members worldwide pause to reaffirm the strength inherent in OA’s unity.  Diversity enriches us and helps OA reach more suffering compulsive eaters. In OA all are welcome. Let’s promote acceptance and inclusivity.  

Groups that meet on that day may want to take a moment or the entire meeting to dedicate it to the topic of Unity. 

Groups that don’t meet on that day may encourage their members to set a reminder to pause at that moment and show gratitude for the continued existence of Overeaters Anonymous. 

Lifeline Magazine update - get your subscription ASAP

Lifeline Magazine, produced by Overeaters Anonymous World Service is no longer financially sustainable. World Service is now looking for feedback from members for ideas on the operation and future of Lifeline. If you would like to provide feedback, please email: info@oa.org

You are still able to get a one-year subscription to Lifeline. If you and/or your OA group would like to subscribe to Lifeline (10 issues/year), either digitally or in paper format, you can do so by clicking here.

Central Ontario Intergroup Spring Retreat March 29-31, 2019

Join us at the Central Ontario Intergroup Spring Retreat from March 29-31st, 2019. Join other OA members and boost you program with recovery and fellowship. Download and share the poster for the event by clicking here.

When:

  • 7pm, Friday March 29-noon, Sunday March 31

Where:

  • Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre

  • 1617 Blythe Rd, Mississauga, ON L5H 2C3

Cost: $245. Includes:

  • your own room

  • 3 meals on Saturday

  • 2 meals on Sunday

To register, contact Marlene D at mkdcisme@gmail.com

LIST OF HOLIDAY MEETING CLOSURES

(Updated December 23, 2018). Below is a list of meetings that have been reported to Intergroup to have closures or different start times during the holiday period. Please note: meetings may not have sent notice of closure to Intergroup so be sure to phone the meeting contact first if you want to make sure your meeting is happening. You can also visit the oa.org website for lists of online or telephone meetings.

2018 HOLIDAY MEETING CLOSURES

CLOSED MEETINGS OVER THE HOLIDAYS

DECEMBER 24, 2018

  • 6:00 PM 519 Church St., Toronto

  • 6:00 PM Royal View Deaf Church, 218 Clark St., London

  • 6:30 PM St. Paul United Church, 200 McIntosh St., Scarborough

  • 7:00 PM Garnet A. Williams Community Centre, 501 Clark Ave, Rm 2, Thornhill

  • 7:30 PM St. Frances of Assisi, 49 Blueridge Ave., Kitchener

  • 7:30 PM St. Marks United Church, 1 Lynndale Ave., Dundas

DECEMBER 25, 2018

  • 10:30AM Bethel Christian Reformed, 616 Dundas St., Waterdown

  • 1:00 PM Salvation Army Church, 769 Julianna Dr., Woodstock

  • 6:15 PM St. Andrews United Church, 117 Bloor St. E., Toronto

  • 7:00 PM Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Ave. Room 3, Peterborough

  • 7:00 PM Saint Mathews Church, 331 Fifth Ave., Timmins

  • 7:00 PM Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 662 Pape St. Upstairs, Toronto

  • 7:00 PM Emmanuel United Church, Bridgeport & Albert St.- Purple Room, Waterloo, On.

  • 7:30 PM St. John’s United Church, East 38 th St., Hamilton

  • 7:30 PM St. Andrews Presbyterian, 20858 Dalton Rd., Sutton West

DECEMBER 26, 2018

  • 12:00 PM Trinity St. Paul’s Church, 427 Bloor Street West (W of Spadina), Toronto

  • 7:00 PM Emmanuel United Church, Bridgeport & Albert St.- Purple Room, Waterloo, On.

DECEMBER 27, 2018

  • 12:15 PM Christ Church Deer Park, 150 Yonge St., Heath Room 2, Toronto

DECEMBER 31, 2018

  • 6:00 PM 519 Church St., Toronto

  • 6:00 PM Royal View Deaf Church, 218 Clark St., London

  • 6:30 PM St-Paul United Church, 200 McIntosh St, Scarborough

  • 7:00 PM Garnet A. Williams Community Centre, 501 Clark Ave, Rm 2, Thornhill

  • 7:30 PM St. Marks United Church, 1 Lynndale Ave., Dundas

  • 7:30 PM St. Frances of Assisi, 49 Blueridge Ave., Kitchener

JANUARY 1, 2019

  • 10:30AM Bethel Christian Reformed, 616 Dundas St., Waterdown

  • 1:00 PM Salvation Army Church, 769 Julianna Dr., Woodstock

  • 6:15 PM St. Andrews United Church, 117 Bloor St. E., Toronto

  • 7:00 PM Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Ave. Room 3, Peterborough

  • 7:00 PM Saint Mathews Church, 331 Fifth Ave., Timmins

  • 7:00 PM Emmanuel United Church, Bridgeport & Albert St.- Purple Room, Waterloo, On.

  • 7:30 PM St. John’s United Church, East 38 th St., Hamilton

  • 7:30 PM St. Andrews Presbyterian, 20858 Dalton Rd., Sutton West

MEETING TIME CHANGE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

DECEMBER 27, 2018 – 7PM

  • Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 3080 Bayview Ave.

JANUARY 3, 2019 – 7PM

  • Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 3080 Bayview Ave.

Help your Intergroup serve you better - quick survey

OA Central Ontario Intergroup wants to know more about OA members in our region and how to serve you better.

Please take this anonymous five minute survey by December 25th to help strengthen our service to you, fellow OA members, and still suffering compulsive overeaters.

This member survey will help us understand:
• The overall health of OA in our area
• Your ideas about how to strengthen your individual recovery
• Your ideas about how to help carry the message to more people
• Ideas to help OA stay vital and growing in our area

Thank you for your service!

Candlelight Gratitude Meeting - Dec 21, 2018

The Friday Night Danforth Courage to Change meeting is having its annual Candlelight Gratitude Meeting. All OAs are welcome to attend and celebrate what we are grateful for this holiday season. Hope to see you there.

  • Date: Friday, December 21st, 2018

  • Time: 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

  • Place: Riverdale Presbyterian Church
    662 Pape Ave, just below Danforth
    Pioneer Room (up the front hall stairs and turn right)

Region 6 2019 Convention Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the 2019 Region 6 Convention are now available on Ticket Leap at the Super Early Bird price of $35 US.   Whether you are coming for the weekend or a day tripper this will be the lowest and best price available.   Ticket sales stop on November 25th at midnight and will start up in the new year at the price of $55.

Click here for the event flyer. It would be appreciated if you could make a copy for your meeting.

Convention Details:

Date:  October 18 - 20, 2019

Where:  White Plains, NY

Price:  $35 US - Super Early Bird