Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous of Ontario Meeting List

Ontario Intergroup

Ontario Intergroup is a non-governing, co-ordinating body that meets to address issues of concern to S.L.A.A. groups in Ontario. Representatives from groups around Ontario attend and participate in service work for the fellowship.

Intergroup News

Ontario SLAA Addresses

Intergroup Meetings

Group representatives meet on the last Thursday of each month (unless noted otherwise) at:
St. Andrew's Church
117 Bloor Street East, Toronto, M4W 1A9
at 7:00 PM (except: July, August, December)

In the spirit of service, please appoint a group representative and be active in Intergroup.

Intergroup Committees

Intergroup works through committees responsible for such activities as:
- our phone hotline
- literature distribution
- public and professional awareness
- retreats/yearly conferences
- e-mail responders
- maintaining meeting lists
- correspondence

Meet Your Intergroup Officers

Intergroup Chair
Irene B.

Duties include:
  • Presides at all Intergroup meetings
  • Facilitates process of determining informed group conscience
  • Does not vote except to break a tie
  • Delegates duties to any individual officers and those holding service positions
  • Sets the agenda for each Intergroup meeting Ontario Intergroup of S.L.A.A. Bylaws 2012 Page 6
  • Arranges a meeting place for each Intergroup meeting and delegates tasks
  • Has signing authority for Intergroup
  • Calls special meetings
  • Is an ex-officio member of all committees
  • Submits an electronic copy of any reports, agendas etc. generated to the secretary who maintains a permanent record
  • Facilitates process of updating bylaws when needed.

Vice Chair
Monique A.

Duties include:
  • Presides at all Intergroup meetings in the absence of the Chair.
  • Assumes all other responsibilities in the absence of the Chair.

Bela E.

Duties include:
  • Takes minutes of all regular and special meetings.
  • In event of the absence of the Secretary, the Chair shall appoint a temporary Secretary for that particular meeting.
  • Distributes minutes to Intergroup officers and those holding other service positions, IRs and others in the Fellowship requesting copies.
  • Notifies all members of upcoming meetings by sending minutes and the agenda at least one (1) week before the next meeting.
  • Distributes reports to be discussed at the next meeting at least two (2) days before the meeting.
  • Submits minutes for approval at each business meeting of Intergroup.
  • Maintains an up-to-date meeting list of member groups and forwards list to the Website Administrator to be posted on the website.
  • Maintains an accurate, updated record of the full name, email address, and telephone number of each person holding a service position, officer, IR and alternate IR.
  • Keeps Intergroup accurately registered with Fellowship-Wide Services.
  • Maintains list of the dates of election to office of all Intergroup positions (IRs, Officers, and other elected/appointed positions).
  • Maintains an electronic copy of all reports, agendas, minutes, conference and special event material for archival purposes.
  • At the end of the term works with the incoming Secretary in transferring the duties and all material, including past minutes and archived items, relating to the service position.

Mark M.

Duties include:
  • Has signing authority and maintains a chequing account for Ontario Intergroup of S.L.A.A.
  • Maintains a detailed accounting ledger of the financial activities of Intergroup.
  • Pays all authorized Intergroup expenses
  • Submits a monthly report to Intergroup showing donations received, total expenses, cash balance, any outstanding debts owed by Intergroup, net balance.
  • When necessary, reports on projected expenditures.
  • Submits an annual financial report.
  • Acts as a financial advisor to all Intergroup committees
  • Makes recommendations for contributions to FWS and transfers all funds collected for FWS to FWS.
  • Submits an electronic copy of all Treasurers’ reports to the secretary archivist to maintain a permanent record.
  • At the end of term, works with the incoming Treasurer and transfers the duties and all material relating to the service position.

Literature Coordinator
Dave P.

Duties include:
  • Maintains a chequing account in the name of Ontario Intergroup of S.L.A.A. Literature Account.
  • Maintains a record of the financial activities of the literature account
  • Submits a monthly financial and inventory report to Intergroup
  • Keeps current with all S.L.A.A.Conference-approved literature.
  • Makes Conference-approved literature available to S.L.A.A. groups
  • At least twice per year transfers funds above the prudent reserve to the Treasurer for deposit to the general Intergroup bank account.
  • Submits an electronic copy of all reports to the secretary to maintain a permanent record.

Phone Line and Public Information Coordinator
Keith B. and Outreach Coordinator: Antonella B.

Duties include:
  • Qualifications, nominationand election will follow the same procedure as for officers.
  • Is familiar with FWS S.L.A.A. guidelines and traditions including anonymity, speaking to the public and the media. vRecruits and maintains volunteers from S.L.A.A. to return phone line calls in a timely manner from those seeking information, meetings, literature, etc.
  • Keeps a log of all phone line volunteers and types of calls received on a monthly basis
  • Reports monthly to Intergroup.
  • Acts as a liaison with the public and media in accordance with the Twelve Traditions and S.L.A.A. guidelines
  • Provides information about S.L.A.A. and S.L.A.A. meetings

Kyle H. and Vice Webmaster: Meagan N.

Duties include:
  • Qualifications, nominationand election will follow the same procedure as for officers.
  • Maintains the Intergroup web page with up-to-date information on meetings, events, Intergroup meeting dates, etc.
  • Ensures electronic mail sent to Intergroup is forwarded to the appropriate person in a timely manner.
  • Works with the Treasurer to administer online payments for events including the annual conference and retreat.
  • The term of office is two years.

Fellowship-Wide Services Delegate
Marc S.

Duties include:
  • Intergroup shall elect a delegate to act as liaison to FWS according to current FWS Bylaws.
  • It is suggested that the delegate have one year of recent service to S.L.A.A.beyond the group level and must attend regular Intergroupmeetings during their term.
  • Qualification, nominationand election will follow the same procedure as for officers.
  • The delegate shall be elected for a two year term of office, as suggested by FWS, in November of even-numbered years. Ontario Intergroup of S.L.A.A. Bylaws 2012 Page 9
  • The delegate shall submit to Intergroup a written summary report on the S.L.A.A. Annual Business Meeting (ABM) and an accounting of funds spent within 30 days of the ABM.
  • Where Intergroup does not send a delegate to the ABM, funds accrued for this expenditure shall be considered by Intergroup for donation to FWS.

Retreat and Conference Chair
Angela G.

Duties include:
  • Each committee shall be chaired by a committee chair elected/appointed by Intergroup for a period of one year.
  • Nominations for committee chair shall be made by an IR, or officer ofIntergroup.
  • Qualifications, nominationand election will follow the same procedure as for officers.
  • Chairs are responsible for the function of the committee and assuring that the mandate is followed
  • The chair is expected to attend monthly Intergroup meetings and make a monthly report on activities and expenditures.
  • Works with Intergroup Treasurer on financial matters
  • Within 30 days of the completion of committee work, the committee chair shall submit a final written report, including financial information.
  • The committee chair shall submit to the Secretary any material from the committee for use by future committees.

What does Intergroup do with donations?

S.L.A.A. Intergroup collects donations from individual meetings to carry out our service work, fund committee activities, and provide direct donations to Fellowship Wide Services (FWS). Please see below for list of our activities.

S.L.A.A. Intergroup:

  • Maintains a current and up to date meeting list on our web site.
  • Annually holds a one day conference in the fall, as well as a weekend Spring Retreat.
  • Provide a forum for participating groups where they may share ideas, exchange - suggestions for growth and promote unity of S.L.A.A. within the Intergroup area.
  •  Assists newly formed groups in the Ontario area.
  • Maintains a P.O. box and telephone service (Hotline) to receive inquiries from those who still suffer.
  • Connect an inquirer with an experienced, sober member of S.L.A.A. who would then encourage or take the newcomer to his/her first meeting.
  • Disseminate meeting lists, information and literature to the professional community such as hospitals, penal institutions, correctional facilities, mental health clinics, rehabilitation centres, courts, juvenile homes and abused family residences.
  • Has a monthly meeting of intergroup officers where group representatives are encouraged to attend and take part in the meeting. Intergroup provides an opportunity for those interested in service work beyond the local group level. Intergroup establishes a regional consensus or group conscience affecting S.L.A.A. as a whole.
  • There is a literature rep that makes all S.L.A.A. approved literature and material available to all S.L.A.A. groups at cost plus shipping.
  • Has a service position of "delegate" who maintains a connection between intergroup and the International S.L.A.A. (FWS – Fellowship Wide Services) office in Texas. We endeavor to send the delegate to the Annual Business Meeting held one a year in the USA.
  • The majority of money collected by Intergroup is forwarded to FWS in Texas.