Ontario Meetings
X = Wheelchair accessible Z = Online meeting
C = Closed meeting O = Open meeting
W = Women only meeting M = Men only meeting
Toronto Sunday 09:00 AM-10:00 AM C, Z
Sunday Morning Big Book Sponsorship Meeting Bellwood Health Services 175 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, Ontario Steve H. 416-820-3049
Ajax Sunday 10:00 AM C, Z
The Durham Recovery Group Salvation Army 122 Hunt St., Ajax, Ontario Contact: 905-424-3509 jamesheadcopywriter@gmail.com
Toronto Sunday 10:30 AM-12:00 PM C
Bellwood Hope for Freedom Group Bellwood Health Services 175 Brentcliffe Road, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto Sunday 2:30 PM X, C
The Dignity of Self Group Church Street Community Centre (Check board in lobby for assigned room) 519 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario
Collingwood Sunday 7:00 PM-8:00 PM C
Collingwood Meeting Trinity United Church 140 Maple St, Collingwood
Oakville Sunday 7:00 PM-8:30 PM X, M, C
Oakville Sunday Night Maple Grove United Church - Upper Room East - 2nd Floor 346 Maple Grove Drive, Oakville, Ontario info@slaa-ontario.org
Toronto Monday 12:00 PM C
The Solution Group Trinity St. Paul's United Church (Circles Room) Trinity St. Paul's United Church 427 Bloor St. West Toronto M5S 1X7
Niagara Falls Monday 7:00 PM C
Welcome Home Group Queensway Free Methodist Church 4397 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario welcomehomeniagara@gmail.com
Ottawa Monday 7:00 PM-8:30 PM W, C
Monday Night Womens Group McNabb Community Centre Meeting Room A 180 Percy Street, Ottawa, Ontario Email: ottawawomensslaa@gmail.com
Toronto Monday 7:00 PM-8:00 PM X, C, Z
Monday Night Lady of Lourdes Avi B. (647) 836-4346 avibrecovery@gmail.com
Toronto Tuesday 12:00 PM-1:00 PM C
Facing Codependence in SLAA Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, Memorial Room Trinity-St. Paul's United Church
427 Bloor St West, Toronto M5S 1X7
Guelph Tuesday 7:00 PM-8:30 PM C
From Shame to Grace Homewood Health Centre, Mackinnon Building, Basement, Room F 150 Delhi Street, Guelph, Ontario Text/call Tom 1-519-504-0548
London Tuesday 7:00 PM-8:30 PM M, C, Z
SLAA Men's Meeting Downtown London (North Side) 519-435-6486
Rockwood Tuesday 7:00 PM-8:30 PM M, C
World Famous Group St. John's Anglican Church 112 Guelph St, Rockwood ON N0B2K0
Toronto Tuesday 8:00 PM-9:00 PM C, Z
Degrassi Group St Ann Parish 120 First Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 1X1
Toronto Wednesday 12:15 PM C
Bloor St. United Church (in the board room) Bloor Street United Church (300 Bloor St. West, Toronto Ontario)
Peterborough Wednesday 7:00 PM C, Z
Peterborough New Life Group George St. United Church 543 George St. North, Peterborough, Ontario Mike 705-768-0376
Rockwood Wednesday 7:00 PM-8:30 PM M, C
World Famous Group St. John's Anglican Church 112 Guelph St, Rockwood ON N0B2K0
Pickering Wednesday 7:30 PM-9:00 PM C
THE PIONEER GROUP Manresa Manor House (Fireside Dining Room) 2325 Liverpool Road, Pickering, Ontario John 416-254-6623
Kitchener-Waterloo Thursday 7:00 PM C
Kitchener-Waterloo Thursday Group 116 Queen Street North Judy 519-745-6716
Toronto Thursday 7:00 PM-8:00 PM X, C
New Freedom Group St Augustine of Canterbury Church 1847 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Thursday 7:30 PM C, Z
Emmanuel Group Marc M. marcmen55@gmail.com cell - text only 416.655.9646 Please text first, and include a reference to the Emmanuel Group Meeting in your text.
Toronto Thursday 7:30 PM-8:30 PM C, Z
The Reaching Out Anorexia Focus Group Holy Rosary Parish Hall - 2nd Floor, Room 5 356 St. Clair Street West, Toronto, Ontario Justin 647-216-3564
Online Thursday 9:05 PM W, C, Z
A New Kind of Relationship Michelle F. 289-400-2516 or email anewrelationshipslaa@gmail.com
Toronto Friday 12:00 PM-1:00 PM C
Building Healthy Relationships Trinity-St. Paul's, Circles room on the main floor Trinity-St. Paul's 427 Bloor Street West M5S 1X7 slaa.noon.toronto at gmail.com
Toronto Friday 12:00 PM-1:00 PM C
Building Healthy Relationships Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, Memorial Room Trinity-St. Paul's
427 Bloor Street West M5S 1X7
Toronto Friday 6:00 PM-7:00 PM C
Friday 6 PM Bloor St. United Church (Music Room) Bloor Street United Church (300 Bloor St. West, Toronto Ontario)
Hamilton Friday 7:00 PM-8:30 PM X, C
Hope to Freedom Group Linden Park Community Church 484 East 16th Street, Hamilton, Ontario (289) 639-9982 - Leave Message
Brampton Saturday 09:00 AM C, Z
Saturday Morning Serenity Group St. Andrew Church 44 Church Street East, Brampton, Ontario bramptonslaa9am@gmail.com
Peterborough Saturday 09:00 AM C, Z
Peterborough New Life Group Mike 705-768-0376
Huntsville Saturday 10:00 AM-11:00 AM C
Northern Freedom Trinity United Church (Art Room) 33 Main St E., Huntsville, Ontario Steve K 705-571-3004 northernfreedom24@gmail.com
Toronto Saturday 5:00 PM-6:00 PM X, C, Z
Courage to Change Trinity St. Paul's United Church Peace Room 427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON Linda S: lindaroses at hotmail dot ca
The 12 Characteristics of Sex and Love Addicts
  1. Having few healthy boundaries, we became sexually involved with and/or emotionally attached to people without knowing them.
  2. Fearing abandonment and loneliness, we stay in and return to painful, destructive relationships, concealing our dependency needs from ourselves and others, growing more isolated and alienated from friends and loved ones, ourselves and God.
  3. Fearing emotional and/or sexual deprivation, we compulsively pursue and involve ourselves in one relationship after another, sometimes having more than one sexual or emotional liaison at a time.
  4. We confuse love with neediness, physical and sexual attraction, pity and/or the need to rescue or be rescued.
  5. We feel empty and incomplete when we are alone. Even though we fear intimacy and commitment, we continually search for relationships and sexual contacts.
  6. We sexualize stress, guilt, loneliness, anger, fear and envy. We use sex or emotional dependence as substitutes for nurturing, care and support.
  7. We use sex and emotional involvement to manipulate and control others.
  8. We become immobilized or seriously distracted by romantic or sexual obsessions or fantasies.
  9. We avoid responsibility for ourselves by attaching ourselves to people who are emotionally unavailable.
  10. We stay enslaved to emotional dependency, romantic intrigue, or compulsive sexual activities.
  11. To avoid feeling vulnerable, we may retreat from all intimate involvement, mistaking sexual and emotional anorexia for recovery.
  12. We assign magical qualities to others. We idealize and pursue them, then blame them for not fulfilling our fantasies and expectations.
The Promises of SLAA

“Now we were truly feeling some sense of deep release from the past! We were free of much guilt for our misdeeds, from the shame of having fallen short of our inner values. In many instances, the values we had thought were ours had turned out to be someone else’s. We had shed or changed these to allow the seeds of our own personal wholeness to take root and grow. We were indeed living new, positive, unfolding lives.

Whether in partnership with others or in solitude, we had truly been granted a spiritual release from our sex and love addiction. While vigilance was still important, the choices we had to make now seemed easier. We felt increasing confidence in our developing relationship with God, and were full participants in the fellowship of S.L.A.A. We enjoyed solitude and were unafraid of honesty and openness with others. We could comprehend what it means to have dignity of self.”

From the Basic Text pages 95-96.
The Preamble

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. S.L.A.A. is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership and is free to all who need it. To counter the destructive consequences of sex and love addiction, we draw on five major resources:

  1. Sobriety. Our willingness to stop acting out in our own personal bottom-line addictive behavior on a daily basis.
  2. Sponsorship / Meetings. Our capacity to reach out for the supportive fellowship within S.L.A.A.
  3. Steps. Our practice of the Twelve Step program of recovery to achieve sexual and emotional sobriety.
  4. Service. Our giving back to the S.L.A.A. community what we continue to freely receive.
  5. Spirituality. Our developing a relationship with a Power greater than ourselves which can guide and sustain us in recovery.

As a fellowship S.L.A.A. has no opinion on outside issues and seeks no controversy. S.L.A.A. is not affiliated with any other organizations, movements or causes, either religious or secular. We are, however, united in a common focus: dealing with our addictive sexual and emotional behavior. We find a common denominator in our obsessive/compulsive patterns, which transcends any personal differences of sexual orientation or gender identity. We need protect with special care the anonymity of every S.L.A.A. member. Additionally, we try to avoid drawing undue attention to S.L.A.A. as a whole from the public media.

SLAA Intergroup

Group representatives meet on the last Thursday of each month at 7pm (520 Sherbourne St. Toronto). In the spirit of service, please appoint a group rep and be active in Intergroup.
Messageline: 416-486-8201
info@slaa-ontario.org / www.slaa-ontario.org
Mailing Address: S.L.A.A. Ontario, 473 Church Street Suite 122, Toronto, ON. M4Y 2C5
Literature orders: slaa.ont.lit@gmail.com
Ontario S.L.A.A. Intergroup is affiliated with The Augustine Fellowship Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc. 1550 NE Loop 410, Suite 118, San Antonio, TX 78209
Tel.: 210-828-7900 www.slaafws.org/contactfws

The 12 Steps of SLAA
  1. We admitted we were powerless over sex and love addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood God.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take a personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with a power greater than ourselves, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to sex and love addicts, and to practice these principles in all areas of our lives.