If you would like to get active here is information on the Southern Ontario Cocaine Anonymous Committees. Current information regarding each committee is on the Committee Meetings & Events page of the website.
The Area Chair
The Area Chair presides over the monthly/quarterly meetings for our Southern Ontario Area. The Chair’s role is to ensure that the Area meetings are run smoothly and without conflict. In addition the Area Chair is responsible for coordinating all the various activities within the Area; is responsible to ensure that Traditions are being maintained within the Area and its individual Groups; and is responsible to encourage trusted servants to chair various Standing Committees.
Ashley A. – contact
The Vice-Chair’s duties and responsibilities include assisting the Area Chair where required and requested, as well as assuming the responsibilities in the absence of the Chair and is part of the Finance Committee.
Kris M. – contact
The Area Parliamentarian advises the Chairperson in all matters relating to the Twelve Concepts of Service, Twelve Traditions, Area Policies and Procedures, Robert’s Rules of Order, Parliamentary Procedure and relevant previous Area actions. Assist the Chairperson in all matters relating to: Points of Order and Points of Information and Procedures at Area.
Paul H. – contact
The Area Secretary is responsible for taking and printing monthly minutes. Oversees Policy & Procedure (Chair of the standing committee) at Area. Updates Policy and procedures quarterly. Provides copies of all materials, including documents, flyers, and reports, to the Archives Committee.
Emily L. – contact
Chips & Lit
The Chips and Literature Committee is responsible for the distribution of literature and chips to CA districts, groups, individuals and interested institutions. The committee is also responsible for the production, maintenance and updating of the Area meeting list.
Chairperson: Laurie S. – contact
Convention Committee (SOCA)
The convention committee is responsible to our Southern Ontario Area to put on a yearly Convention. The purpose of the Area Convention is to promote enthusiasm and unity within the Fellowship of Cocaine Anonymous, and financially support our Area’s effort to carry the message to the addict still suffering. There are many sub-committee necessary to help facilitate this extensive undertaking. Registration, Memorabilia, Programming, Printing and Logo, Entertainment, Public Information and Greeters are just some of the Convention Sub-committees that are in need of your support and involvement.
Chairperson: Russ E. –contact
Vice Chairperson: Jacqueline T. –contact
Hospitals & Institutions
The Hospitals and Institution Committee is the liaison between various hospitals and institutions and Cocaine Anonymous in the Southern Ontario Area. The H and I Committee oversees a number of service meetings within it’s area of service. If you wish to get active and help put on a service meeting, you must contact H & I (due to strict hospital policies and institutional guidelines).
H&I (Toronto): Danielle A. – contact
H&I (Hamilton/St. Catharine’s & Area): Tony A. – contact
Corrections Chair: Toni V – contact
Phone Line Committee
The Phone Line Committee needs volunteers to staff the Southern Ontario Area phone line. This is an excellent service opportunity to provide C.A. information for telephone inquiries to our C.A. phone line. Before you may join, the phone line committee will provide you with a full and comprehensive orientation meeting to help guide you through this service. Chairperson:
Chairperson: Ryan M. – contact
The Public Information Committee is responsible for the distribution of literature and information to the public and the professional community regarding the Fellowship of CA. It provides them with how and where to reach us, and what we do.
Chairperson: Mariah P. – contact
The Unity Committee enhances our communication and outreach among the diverse elements within the Fellowship in the interests of carrying the CA message. It is also suggested that this committee sponsor workshops and other forums to promote CA unity.
Chairperson: Jane Ann M. – contact
World Service Delegate
The World Service Delegates attend the yearly World Service Conference to carry the Group Conscience of the Area, and to carry information back to the Area from World Service. Help solve local problems involving the Traditions within the Area; visit local groups and are sensitive to their needs and reactions and encourages Area efforts to generate funds to support World Services. The Delegates are also responsible for serving on a World Service Committee throughout the year.
World Service Delegate: Kim C. – contact
World Service Delegate: Jesse G. – contact
World Service Delegate: Parthi T. – contact
Alternate World Service Delegate: Dan S. – contact
Special Events Committee
The Special Events Committee organizes activities including “Celebrate Around the World” event in order to create fellowship while raising funds to better carry the message to the addict who still suffers.
Chairperson: Hunter D. – contact
The Archive Committee is responsible for the collection, protection and preservation of historically valued documents, printed materials, artifacts, ephemera and memorabilia that results from the work of Cocaine Anonymous in Southern Ontario. The Archive Committee is responsible for making the history of C.A. accessible to C.A. members and to provide a context for understanding C.A.’s progression, principles and traditions.
Chairperson: Vicky H. – contact
The Web Site Committee is responsible for the creation and upkeep of the Southern Ontario Area Web Site. The primary purpose is to carry an electronic message about the fellowship of C.A. to other addicts. The committee constantly updates the site with new information, upcoming events, the latest news, and other links to additional C.A. web sites throughout the world.
Chairperson: Christopher B. – contact
The Telecommunications Committee is responsible to establish and maintain SOCA Skype account to deliver audio conferencing. Maintain directory of GSR Skype accounts/phone numbers for monthly meeting. Manage requests for access to Area meetings through assigned email account. Attends monthly Area meeting and sets up equipment for call and conducts testing prior to meeting start. Places Skype call at Area meeting and monitoring call (audio) only and Chat room. Coordinate WiFi access with church. Troubleshoot any issues with Skype and access to meeting.
Chairperson: Chris C. – contact