Correction Facility Volunteers. The correction facility volunteers carry the message to prisoners in the Brannen Lake Correctional Facility. Meetings are: Tuesdays – 6:30 pm (protective custody), and 7:30 pm (general population); Sundays – 7:30 pm (Guthrie House). This is an unscheduled position. The duties include: getting clearance to attend corrections meetings, and sharing your experience, strength and hope at the prison meetings. One year suggested length of sobriety. For more information about how AA works in correctional facilities, and the ways in which AA members on the outside help carry the message of recovery into these facilities click HERE.
To sign up or find out more information, please email our Corrections Chair.
Cooperation with the Professional Community. Members of this committee (CPC) provide information about AA to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession, such as health care professionals, educators, members of the clergy, lawyers, social workers, union leaders, industrial managers, and government officials, as well as those working in the field of alcoholism. Information is provided about where AA can be found, what AA is, and what AA can and cannot do.
CPC presentations are conducted by committee members who will be informed on AA and its history and are able to give an accurate and positive impression of Alcoholics Anonymous. We stress our primary purpose and Traditions of non-affiliation, self-support and anonymity. Link to GSO for more information about CPC. The local CPC Committee meets once a month. For more information click HERE.
Treatment Facilities Committee. The treatment facilities committee is dedicated to the many AA members who carry the message into treatment facilities and outpatient settings, such as detox. The primary purpose of a Treatment Committee is the same throughout Canada and the United States, to carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
There is probably no better place for an AA member to find a suffering alcoholic than in a treatment facility or outpatient setting. According to our 2012 Membership Survey, 33% of our members cited treatment facilities as a factor most responsible for them coming to AA. Carrying the message to alcoholics in treatment is basic 12-step work — sharing experience, strength and hope — giving it away in order to keep it! Some AA members may be apprehensive about doing this kind of 12 step work. To quote Chapter 7 of the book Alcoholics Anonymous: “Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. … Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail.”
To get connected with someone locally, please click HERE.
For more information about the Treatment Committee go to: BC/Yukon Treatment Committee.
Detox Facility Volunteers. AA volunteers carry the message to clients at the Clearview Detox facility each week. Meetings are several days each week. Many groups sponsor a scheduled meeting each month (E.g. the 1st Sunday each month). If your group cannot fulfill its commitment, please click HERE and let us know your group name and which day you are unable to attend. Individuals are often needed for last-minute substitutes.
If you or your group would like to be involved in this important 12-step work, please click HERE.
Remote Communities. The Area 79 Remote Communities Pamphlet, a pdf document available for download, provides information about the ways that A.A. members in remote communities can connect to the support of the A.A. Fellowship.