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2024 World Service Conference in Ottawa — Volunteers Needed

2024 D.A. WSC Host Committee Info Sessions

Call for volunteers

The General Service Board (GSB) of Debtors Anonymous (D.A.) has selected Ottawa as the host location for the 2024 World Service Conference (WSC). A Host Committee needs to be formed to support this conference and to help plan the behind the scenes activities. There are various roles in this Committee which will be reviewed during the calls.

Find out more

The GSB will be holding two informational meetings on Zoom for individuals who would like to find out more of the volunteer positions available. These will occur on Saturday, 15 April at 1 p.m. EDT and on Tuesday, 18 April at 8 p.m. EDT. Each call will cover the same content.

2024 D.A. WSC Host Committee Info Sessions


Call 1: Saturday 15 April, 2023 at 1 p.m. EDT

Call 2: Tuesday 18 April, 2023 at 8 p.m. EDT

Zoom ID: 851 888 7121

For the Zoom passcode and further info, please see this flyer.

About the Conference

The World Service Conference (WSC) of Debtors Anonymous is the annual meeting of all worldwide General Service. Representatives (GSRs), Intergroup Service Representatives (ISRs), and General Service Board (GSB) Trustees.

These trusted fellows are committed to providing service to Debtors Anonymous at the World Service Conference committee level in order to best advance the good of the Fellowship of Debtors Anonymous.

The representatives who attend are elected by their local groups or intergroups.

The WSC allows for discussion, the debate of recommendations and voting on motions.

2024 D.A. WSC Host Committee Info Sessions

Conference Details

Location: The Brookstreet Hotel and Conference Centre, Kanata (Ottawa), ON

Dates: Wednesday to Sunday, 7-11 August 2024.

Invitation from San Diego DA: 2 Special Events in March (March 5th and March 25th)

The San Diego DA community is hosting 2 workshops this month. Please announce and / or attend. We appreciate your supporting us in this way. (Note the Zoom IDs are different as are the starting times).

  • March 5th (12:00 – 1:30 pm Pacific Time): WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A DA INTERGROUP?

Hosted by Ocean Beach DA group 

There will be 4 Speakers sharing on this topic. 

Zoom ID 616 149 8468

For the Zoom password and further info, please see this flyer.

  • March 25th (11:30 – 1:30 Pacific Time): THE ART OF NEGOTIATION: Having Normal Discussions about Money.

Hosted by San Diego DA Intergroup

There will be 4 Speakers sharing on this topic: Marian (Morro Bay), Roxanne (Minneapolis), Eddie (San Diego) & Joy (Nashville). 

Zoom ID 396 583 3455 

For the Zoom password and further info, please see this flyer.

[UPDATE] Meet the GSB/Rencontrez le CSG (Sat 25 Feb 2023, in-person event)

Hello all: please see this updated poster for this in-person event in Toronto on 25 Feb 2023, 4-7 pm EST (poster includes an announcement in French / l’affiche contient des renseignements en français).

This is an opportunity to meet the General Service Board of DA in person. In addition to the official event itself, there will be a chance to socialize afterwards. A reservation has been made at the Denny’s at 121 Dundas St W. (about a five-minute walk away from the meeting space) that will allow for a variety of price points (just a coffee to a full meal) for those who wish to join us afterwards.

Hard-copy DA literature (books and pamphlets) will be available for sale at the event.

For more info, contact Roger at visionsyyz@gmail.com.

Meet the GSB/ Rencontrez le Conseil des services généraux (2023-02-25) [in-person]

On the afternoon of Saturday, Feb 25th, 2023, The General Service Board (GSB) of Debtors Anonymous invites you to meet the 10 Trustees on the present board and learn about how the D.A. structure works, what the Board does day to day and how GSRs and the WSC conference fit into the service structure. This is an in-person event that will happen in Toronto. For more information, see the event poster.

L’après-midi du samedi 25 février, 2023, Le Conseil des Services Généraux (CSG) des Débiteurs Anonymes vous invite à rencontrer les 10 administrateurs du présent conseil et à découvrir comment fonctionne la structure des DA, ce que fait le conseil au jour le jour et comment les représentants auprès des services généraux (RSG) et la conférence des services mondiaux (CSM) s’intègrent dans la structure de service. Cet événement se tiendra en personne a Toronto. Veuillez voir l’affiche pour plus de renseignements.

Ottawa selected as site of 2024 DA WSC!

The General Service Board of Debtors Anonymous is pleased to announce that Ottawa, Ontario, Canada has been selected as the host city for the 2024 World Service Conference in early August. More details will be forthcoming.

The Board wishes to thank the Canadian Feasibility Committee for offering assistance at the 2022 WSC when no bid for 2024 materialized. This committee prepared and sent a Request for Proposal to the convention and tourism boards of Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver and received replies from several hotels and conference centres. In January 2023 the GSB-Conference Support Committee met with venues and conducted site inspections and decided on Ottawa as the ideal location for 2024.

Groups and Intergroups are invited to consider hosting a future World Service Conference in their area. Bids for 2025 are due by 1 July 2023 and will be voted on at the 2023 WSC this August in Newark, NJ. The email address for bids and inquiries is: BidsForWSC@debtorsanonymous.org.

NEW YEAR’S DAY 24hr MARATHON DA MEETING Noon, January 14, 2023 (NZDT)

Debtors Anonymous World Service Conference International Committee presents:
NEW YEAR’S DAY 24hr MARATHON MEETING, starting at Noon January 14, 2023 (New Zealand Daylight Savings Time; 6 pm EDT, 13 Jan 2023).

Please see the flyer here for more information on Zoom links and timezones.

New in-person meeting in Toronto

We are pleased to announce that the “DA Toronto Tools Meeting” (#7790) is again meeting in-person:

Sundays 10:30 to 11:45
Alano Club, 686 Broadview Ave. (1 block south of Danforth and Broadview)

Please note that Group #386 continues as a virtual meeting: International Virtual DA Tools Meeting, Sundays 10:30 to 11:45 (please see the Zoom meeting list for details)

[DA Australia] 2022 Debtors Anonymous Australia Annual Convention of DA and BDA Members (7-9 Oct 2022, depending on timezone)

Invitation from DA Australia:

Hello you!

You are invited to attend the 2022 Debtors Anonymous Australia Annual Convention of DA and BDA Members. Even if you’re not a member of DA or BDA you’re also welcome to attend:

Recovery: A New Way To Financial Freedom
Friday 7 October, 8 Saturday, 9 Sunday 2022

– depending on your timezone – [Start time is Friday Oct 7th @ 4 PM EDT]

This is a two day special event of experience, strength and hope around recovery from compulsive debting, within a well-established 12 Step Fellowship context.

It will be notably different to typical conference style events that feature popular influencers, renown public speakers or thought leaders, as all attendees remain anonymous as part of our Fellowship.

Strong DA Speakers will be sharing their personal experiences of recovery from a baffling and powerful spiritual disease.

  • There are 3 separate ‘Gatherings’ of 4 sessions, each day
  • Most sessions have either Q&A or sharing by participants
  • Day 1 includes a 2hr Step Study Review session
  • Day 2 includes a 2hr session devoted to private PRGs using breakout rooms

If you have any questions or would like yourself or someone you know to receive information to understand what the Fellowship is and what it’s results are, please email your contact details to debtorsanonymousaustralia@gmail.com.

In the meantime, please forward this message to anyone you feel may be interested. If you are already a Member and available to be a speaker, tech host or MC for part of the Conference, please let us know ASAP!

For further information, visit the DA Australia website.

International Step Study Workshop, 25-26 June 2022 [Zoom]

Four international DA workshops on a study of DA’s 12 Steps are being held concurrently over Zoom on Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2022. Please see the flyer for more info, including a registration link:

PROMISE SIX DAY – “Step into the sunlight” ONLINE (April 23rd, 10:00 – 15:30 EDT) Hosted by Montreal Prosperity Group.

Join the Montreal Prosperity Group for a day of sharing and reflection on DA’s Promise 6: “Isolation will give way to fellowship, faith will replace fear,” starting at 10:0 am EDT on Saturday April 23rd, 2022. Please download the flyer for schedule details and Zoom joining information.

For more information please contact Claudette at brault.claudette@gmail.com or 514-519-4892.