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

IDEA Day - Saturday November 17th, 2018 at St. Timothy's

IDEA Day

International Day Experiencing Abstinence

Each year OA groups from around the world set aside this day to celebrate their abstinence. Please join The Commitment to Abstinence Group to celebrate. Details below and you can also download and print the poster here.

  • When: Saturday, November 17, 2018, 1:30 to 2:30 pm

  • Where: St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 40 Ridley Blvd., Toronto, ON (west of Yonge Street, south of Hwy 401, between York Mills and Lawrence)

Come and listen to speakers share their experience, strength, and hope through their personal stories of abstinence and recovery in the OA program.

Service positions at Intergroup - Get involved today!

Elections for Service Positions at Intergroup - November 10th, 2018. Apply today!

Elections for some service positions in Intergroup will take place at the November 10th Intergroup meeting. If you are looking to strengthen your program, in the form of service, we would welcome you! We are looking to fill the following positions. Click on each one to read the position description:

Interested? Email chair@oaontario.org for information on how you can apply and attend the November 10th Intergroup meeting (10am-12pm, 830 Bathurst St. Toronto).

We are also looking to fill some committee positions as well, including by-laws and literature. Not all positions require monthly attendance or huge time commitments. Learn more about each committee by clicking here.

Nov 10th: All-day Panel on How It Works in Waterdown

How it Works: OA members share their recovery and the steps it took to get there

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 9am - 3:30pm (registration - 8:30am)

Where: Bethel Church, 616 Dundas St E, Waterdown Ontario, L9R 2H0

Lunch 12 - 1:30 (bring your own or restaurants nearby)

Cost: $10 at the door (or give what you can). For more information please call Janie @ 905.331.1026

Feel free to print this poster and share with your groups.