WSBC Final Report

World Service has released the final report from the World Service Business Conference, held May 6-11 2019 in Albuquerque, NM.

The document may be viewed here on the OA World Service Website.

Here’s a list of information that can be found in the report:

  • World Service Board of Trustees 2019-2020
  • World Service Delegate Cochairs 2019-2020
  • World Service Business Meetings Minutes
  • Chair’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Managing Director’s Report
  • Bylaws Committee Report
  • Conference-Approved Literature Committee Report
  • Public Information/Professional Outreach Committee Report
  • Region Chairs Committee Report
  • Twelfth Step Within Committee Report
  • Unity with Diversity Committee Report
  • Young Persons’ Committee Report
  • All About Conference Workshop
  • Attraction Rather Than Promotion Multiplying Recovery – Virtual and Face-to-Face Workshop
  • Attraction Rather Than Promotion What Up? Attracting Young Persons Workshop
  • Carrying the Message: See a Health Fair/Professional Tradeshow Booth in Action Workshop
  • Forum Each One, Reach One, Every Day: Carrying the Message
  • How Do We Grow? How Attractive Are We to New Members? Workshop
  • How Do We Grow? Keeping Members Engaged Workshop
  • How Do We Grow? Social Media – KISS (Keep It Super Simple) Workshop
  • World Service Attending Delegates
  • Business Conference Policy Manual
  • Business Conference Policy Manual Appendix A – Rescissions
  • Business Conference Policy Manual Index
  • OA, Inc. Bylaws, Subpart A
  • OA, Inc. Bylaws, Subpart B
  • OA, Inc. FY2018 Financial Report
WSBC 2019 Wrap-Up Report

WSBC 2019 Wrap-Up Report

Read the wrap-up report from the World Service Business Conference 2019! Click the link below to access the PDF.

This brief summary contains only voting results. The motions are printed in their final format as amended. 

The minutes, all speeches, presentation/discussion items, committee reports, workshop reports, names of delegates and trustees, bylaws, and the Business Conference Policy Manual will be published in the Final Conference Report. The Final Conference Report (excluding full delegate names and contact information) will be available on the OA website in late August. Delegates will be notified, and a list of delegate names and contact information will be emailed directly to you. 

There were 188 voting delegates and 17 countries present. 

Countries present: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom (including Scotland), United States 

Big Book Weekend Workshop

BigBookWeekend_2019What will happen at this Workshop? We will be led through the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous through the eyes of OA.

Not sure what the Big Book is? Come for a weekend of fellowship and find out!

“If a mere code of morals or a betterphilosophy of life were sufficient to overcome compulsive eating, many of us would have recovered long ago…

… Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power?

Well, that’s exactly what this book is about.Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem.”

Paraphrased from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Pages 44 and 45.

Understanding (and then working) the Steps outlined in the Big Book is essential to our recovery. Here’s your big chance to do a Big Book study intensive without going away or spending a lot of money!

Join us at the Firefighters’ Hall in Burnaby (at Metrotown),May 3-5. Early registration is $59 by April 15.

For more information or to register, click here.
Questions? Cheri at 604.773.1232.

December 2018 Holiday Meeting Information

Give yourself the gift of an abstinent holiday …


Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24

  • Shaughnessy Meeting (730 pm, Fairview Baptist Church, 1708 West 16thAvenue, Vancouver) will be open.
  • Monday Night LifeLiners (730 pm, Avalon Women’s Centre in White Rock) will be open. Please note that due to a building policy, this meeting is for women only.

Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25

  • There will be a special meeting at Fairview Baptist (1708 West 16thAvenue, Vancouver) at 730 pm on Christmas Night. Contact: Chelsea – 604-836-8715.
  • The Coquitlam meeting (715 pm, King of Life Church, 1198 Falcon Drive) will be open.
  • OA Study Hall at the Alano Club (176 East 2nd) in North Vancouver will be CLOSED.
  • People in Recovery (Three Bridges, 1128 Hornby Street) will be CLOSED.

New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31

  • Shaughnessy Meeting (730 pm, Fairview Baptist Church, 1708 West 16thAvenue, Vancouver) will be open.
  • Monday Night Lifeliners (730 pm, Avalon Women’s Centre in White Rock) will be CLOSED.

New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1

  • OA Study Hall at the Alano Club (176 East 2nd) in North Vancouver will be open.
  • The Coquitlam meeting (715 pm, King of Life Church, 1198 Falcon Drive) will be open.
  • People in Recovery (Three Bridges, 1128 Hornby Street) will be CLOSED.

Intergroup’s December Meeting:  A reminder that the “December” meeting of Intergroup will not be held on the last Saturday in December.  Instead, we will meet on Saturday, January 5, 2019at 10 am, at Unity in Action Church, 1630 Edinburgh Street, New Westminster.

Holiday Phone Marathons

OA Virtual Services has phone marathons through the holidays as well.  The schedule is below.  To join the call, dial 712-432-5200 and enter Conference ID 4285115# (long distance charges may apply depending on your phone plan – this call originates in the USA).

Date Holiday Theme
Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve Day The Dawn of a New Spirit
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day Experiencing the Joy of the Promises
Wednesday, December 26 Kwanzaa/Boxing Day Sharing Our Experience, Strength and Hope
Monday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Day Progress not Perfection
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day Awareness is the First Step

You can also find information on how to attend virtual meetings by phone, online, and other media here:

Intergroup Phone Buddies

You are not alone in OA.  We have Intergroup Phone Buddies available through the holidays if you need to reach out.  Our phone buddies are:

  • Christa S – 778-870-0831 (call or text; 24 hours)
  • Gail L – 604-299-1115 (call only; 24 hours)
  • Tim C – 778-835-6469 (call or text; 24 hours)

A joyous, abstinent holiday season to all! 


12th Step Within Conference Call

Region One is hosting a special speaker meeting conference call in honour of OA’s Twelfth Step Within Day. Please join us for this one-hour meeting on December 12, 2018 at 7pm PST. Our speaker will share experience, strength and HOPE for approximately thirty minutes followed by open sharing. (If possible, please dial in a bit early to join the call.)

ALL interested OA members are welcome on this call. Please share this information with your OA friends or someone who would like to learn more about OA. Speaker meetings are a great way to hear a more in-depth version of someone’s OA story.

The call will be recorded to add to Region One website’s audio resources page found at:

Method Instructions Notes
Online You may need to download the Free Conference Call installer before you can join the call. Please plan a bit of extra time for this process.
USA Call: (515) 739-1458
Code/PIN: 781502
Canada First try: (515) 739-1458

After try (781) 838-3270 or
(781) 838-3755

Code/PIN: 781502

Back-up numbers are needed because Canadian phone companies “block” lines they determine conference call lines.

You may incur charges if you do not have US long-distance as part of your service. Consider joining the meeting using the online method (above).