Welcome to the Al-Anon Family Groups in the British Columbia & Yukon Territory area.
If you are new to Al-Anon, we hope the information on this website will help you discover how Al-Anon or Alateen may be helpful to you. In Al-Anon meetings you will meet people from all walks of life who understand the frustration and loneliness that often results from living with alcoholism. Many have found solutions that lead to serenity by learning to apply the "Twelve Steps" of Al-Anon and Alateen.
Any person who is troubled by another person's drinking can attend Al-Anon meetings. This is true whether the person is still drinking or not. If you are not familiar with Al-Anon and wondering if it may be helpful to you, look at the "Is Al-Anon for You?" page or teen members of your family may check out "Is Alateen for You?" You can also find an introduction to Al-Anon on the "New to Al-Anon?" page or "Information for the Newcomer" page.
There are no dues or fees for Al-Anon membership. Simply attend a meeting that is held at a convenient time and place. Be sure to introduce yourself as a newcomer so we can offer you a warm welcome. You will find a list of all registered meetings in the BC and Yukon area on our "Meetings" page.
Al-Anon is an anonymous program. One of the main principles of Al-Anon is that who attends meetings and what is said at meetings is held in strict confidence. Protecting each person's "anonymity" is very important to us.
Al-Anon and Alateen members can find information about upcoming events in the BC and Yukon area on our "Events" page. These events include Al-Anon events as well as AA events with Al-Anon participation.
You can contact your local Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) and Literature Distribution Center (LDC) in the following areas:
Al-Anon Central Services Office
101-3680 East Hastings St.
Vancouver, B.C. V5K 2A9
Monday to Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Victoria AIS/LDC Office
#2, 2020 Douglas St.
Victoria, B.C. V8T 4L1
Mon, Wed & Fri 10am - 2pm
Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 8H2
Al-Anon in North America, World and the Internet
North America areas outside B.C or Yukon: call 1-888-4AL-ANON or Al-Anon Family Groups - North America
To locate Al-Anon groups throughout the world: Al-Anon Family Groups - International Meetings
To locate Al-Anon groups on the Internet Al-Anon Family Groups - Electronic Meetings
Al-Anon Family Groups World Service Office website
Podcasts of Al-Anon meetings
Al-Anon Online Information Service