Service is not a position in a committee; it is a posture in the heart.
(Living Clean - Being of Service)
The service we do in our recovery is many things. We take a more active role in our everyday lives, serving others as better friends, better family members, better workers, and better citizens. When we find an NA meeting where we feel at home and NA friends with whom we identify, we’ve found a home group, a base for our own recovery and a place where we can serve other addicts by sharing our recovery with them. (A Guide to Local Service)
The Ontario Regional Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous meets the third Sunday in January, April, July and October at 10am EST. Anyone can join us. This coming July we are meeting in person in Ottawa - see poster above for more information.
The Regional Fellowship Development Team meets the last Sunday of every month at 6pm EST on the Zoom platform. Anyone can join us.
Current Fellowship Development Workgroups:
3. Accessibility for Addicts with Additional Needs Workgroup
4. Outreach Workgroup - meets the Fourth Sunday of each month at 12:00pm EDT in Zoomroom 881 9041 1631Password: 1212
5. Phoneline Workgroup
6. Social Media Relations Workgroup
7. Policy Workgroup
8. Attracting Members to Service Workgroup - Meets the First Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm EDT in Zoomroom 874 2898 8138 Password 1212
9. Public Relations Workgroup - Meets the First Saturday of each month at 12pm EDT in Zoomroom 881 2103 9124 - Password 1212
If you'd like to join any of the above-mentioned workgroups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ontario Region of NA Presents: Growing the NA Fellowship.
what is service?
Service work is carrying the message to the addict who still suffers. There are many different ways that we can be of service in NA. Some members volunteer on the phoneline, sharing a message of hope with struggling addicts, their family members, and professionals. Some members share their experience, strength and hope on speaker panels, carrying the NA message into jails, treatment centers, and other institutions. There are many ways to be of service at many different levels. As we stay clean and work the Twelve Steps, we come to find our niche in service. Being of service is one of the ways in which we practice our Twelfth Step. It's also a way of expressing our gratitude for the program of Narcotics Anonymous.
What is the na message?
The NA message is that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live. When all is said and done, our primary purpose can only be to carry the message to the addict who still suffers because that is all we have to give.
How do i start giving back?
Service usually starts at the “homegroup” level. A homegroup is a particular NA Group that you commit to attending on a regular basis. A homegroup provides many opportunities for you to involve yourself in the NA Fellowship, making it a great place to start giving back. Members often start by showing up early to help set up, or staying after the meeting to help clean up.
"In committing to our homegroup, we make a personal commitment to NA unity. That commitment not only enhances our own recovery, it helps ensure recovery is available for others. Our home group also gives us a place in which to participate in NA’s decision-making processes."
-The Group Booklet
what is regional service?
The Ontario Regional Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous serves the Areas within the geographical boundaries of Ontario and Manitoba. Here are just some of the services we provide:
We coordinate toll-free phone numbers in English, French and Farsi for the entire Region;
We provide Regional meeting directories and other printed resources;
We provide shared resources in digital technology so that Areas don't end up with duplications of services;
We facilitate the communication of information to and from our Region, the Canadian Assembly, NA World Services, and the Areas we serve;
We participate in service workshops and learning days;
We facilitate an annual Fellowship Development weekend which "travels" throughout the Region, allowing local NA communities to get a taste of Regional service;
We encourage and support the planning and implementation of a Regional convention;
We provide outreach services to new or struggling Groups and Areas.
We meet four times per year, as listed below:
3rd Sunday of January at 10:00 a.m.
3rd Sunday of April at 10:00 a.m.
3rd Sunday of July at 10:00 a.m.
3rd Sunday of October at 10:00 a.m.
Due to the pandemic, we are currently meeting online using the Zoom platform. Anyone may join us. The link and password are at the top of this page.