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Toronto Saturday Morning In-Person Change

Effective Saturday, September 2, 2023 the Saturday Morning Recover from Debting D.A. face-to-face meeting will be held at St. Andrews United Church, 117 Bloor Street East.

In-person meetings in September will be held on Saturday, September 2 and Saturday, September 16.

Recover from Debting D.A. Face-to-Face Meeting

  • Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.

New Location:  St. Andrews United Church, third floor, immediately beside the elevator.

Main Entrance: 117 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON

Alternative Entrance: 54 Hayden Street, Toronto, ON (ring buzzer for entry).

Nearest subway stop: Yonge/Bloor


  • Limited street parking is available on Hayden Street. $8.00 for two hours maximum.
  • Toronto Parking Authority Garage 1 Charles/Hayden Garage. 20 Charles St. E. $12.00 for two hours.

Further in-person meetings will be announced soon.

Saturday morning in-person meetings resume in Toronto

TORONTO DA MEMBERS: Recover from Debting (group #508) is resuming in-person meetings at 10:30 am on Saturdays. For now, meetings will take place every 2 weeks, on the 2nd and 4th Satuday of the month, at the 519 Centre on Church St. The first meeting will be on Saturday Aug 12th. The group is also investigating alternate spaces to accommodate weekly meetings – stay tuned for further updates.

World Service Opportunities Beyond GSR

This webinar will feature interviews with:

  • a current Project Contributor (PC)
  • a former Appointed Committee Member (ACM)
  • a former GSB Trustee
  • and the Chair of the General Service Board.

Learn about these positions from the people who have real time Experience, Strength and Hope and find out how you too can give back to D.A. by serving at the world level.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

9:00-10:30 AM PDT

12:00-1:30 PM EDT

16:00-17:30 PM UTC

After the participant interviews, there will be a brief Q&A (only the interview portion will be recorded). For the podcast of this and other Fellowship-Wide Calls, (when made available), visit debtorsanonymous.org/fellowship-services/fellowship-podcasts

Join meeting here.

Webinar ID: 841 7048 9193 / Passcode: 961337

Download flyer here

Tally Fest July 31

You, Your Numbers & HP Tally Fest

Close out the month by tallying your numbers and getting current in a silent zoom group co-working session.


Click here to join

Click here to download the flyer

D.A. Record Maintenance Workshop June 24

Does the idea of maintaining your financial records sound intimidating? Is tracking your daily spending overwhelming? Are you looking for direction and support regarding record maintenance?

The D.A. Record Maintenance Workshop is designed to give you guidance, support and inspiration to get you started.

Our workshop will provide you with:

  • Three methods of record-keeping explained and demonstrated
  • The experience, strength and hope of three solvent D.A. members
  • An opportunity to test a record keeping method of your choosing
  • A Q & A portion for all participants

Suggested donation: $10 or more

Proceeds support the attendance of Toronto’s “Recover from Debting” Group Service Representative (GSR) at the World Service Conference in August 2023.

Unable to donate? You are still welcome because you are more important than your money!

E-transfer donations to Saturday519church@gmail.com and please put “GSR” in the notes field when making the transfer. Please also send an email to Saturday519church@gmail.com indicating that your donation is for the GSR

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023

Time: 2pm to 5pm EDT, 11am to 2pm PDT

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9834639991?pwd=brG4tAYUTuZEiFHJBicHrJAlevr1E4.1

Meeting ID: 983 463 9991 Passcode: 20220623

Find your local number to call in: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcFmHWHIBM

Everyone with a desire to stop incurring new unsecured debt is welcome!

Download flyer here

Fellowship-Wide Call: Opening to New Sources of Income

The Debtors Anonymous Spiritually Sustainable Earning Caucus presents a Fellowship-Wide Call on Opening to New Sources of Income.

Three speakers will share their experience, strength, and hope, and there will be time for open sharing.

Saturday, June 10, 2023
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m EDT
10:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m. PDT

Call-in number: +1-605-472-5540
Access code: 617093#

Flyer for SSEC Fellowship-wide call 2023-06-10

International phone numbers (and online access) are available at debtorsanonymous.org/call-in-access

The Online Meeting ID is darecovery1

Note: We recommend downloading the app ahead of time from the website above to ensure the call is free.

Download the flyer here

Safety in Debtors Anonymous: Fellowship-wide Call, June 4

Addressing Issues of Disruptive Behavior, Individual Harassment, and All Forms of Discrimination

A fellowship-wide call with shares outlining best practices on how difficult situations have been handled at meetings and within the fellowship. Spotlight on the D.A. Safety Guidelines and Q&A to follow.

“Individual recovery from compulsive spending and debting depends on meetings being safe places to explore and develop our spiritual life with other recovering debtors to provide support.”

— D.A. Safety Guidelines* —

Download the Safety Guidelines here

Sunday, June 4, 2023 10AM-11:30AM PT, 1PM-2:30PM ET, 6PM-7:30PM BST

Call-in: +1 (605) 472-5540 Access Code: 617093#

International phone numbers and online access are available at debtorsanonymous.org/call-in-access
Online Meeting ID: darecovery1

Download flyer here

Debtors Anonymous Traditions Workshops, June 2 to 4

Join Debtors around the world to study the Traditions in English, Spanish or Russian in any of four concurrent workshops.

Saturday, June 3 to Sunday, June 4 (except in West Coast / Pacific Time Zone where workshops run Friday June 2 to Saturday June 3).

Go through all D.A. Traditions in one weekend!

Check out the flyer here.


Zoom Webinar: DA members and the media (May 27th, noon to 1:30 pm EDT)

How Should Members of D.A. Interact with the Media? Come and find out at this webinar!

The presentation utilizes the Traditions to provide guidelines and criteria for media interviews, requests and written materials.

Online event (Zoom), on May 27th, 2023, 12:00 to 1:30 pm EDT. See the poster for more details.

Celebrating the wealth of DA literature: May 20th (phone bridge call)

All you ever wanted to know about D.A. literature and more! Speakers will share history,stories, and a Q&A on the rich history of our literature tradition and our vision for the future. A 90-min event on May 20th, 2023, starting at 1:00 pm EDT.

This event is a Debtors Anonymous Fellowship-Wide call (i.e., a telephone event). See the poster for details on how to connect, and go to www.debtorsanonymous.org/call-in-access for info on international (outside of North America) and on-line access.