Barrie and Area Intergroup Committee

The Barrie & Area Intergroup is the Central Office for District 8. District 8 encompasses the South Georgian Bay / Simcoe County Area. Our purpose is to assist all of the groups in District 8, as well as groups in bordering districts, in providing information about Alcoholics Anonymous and AA services to the AA community and to members of the general public.

  • Maintaining and managing the Intergroup
    office, including the telephone support lines.
  • Managing an informative and up-to-date web
    site.
  • Providing a full range of AA approved
    literature for purchase.
  • Maintaining current meeting lists both in
    print and on-line.
  • Assisting in the organization and
    communication of AA events in the area, such as Round-ups.

The Barrie & Area Intergroup is managed by a committee. The Intergroup Committee has 6 members who belong to AA, have a mandatory required length of continuous sobriety and have been voted in for specific length of term by the groups within District 8.  The committee members are but trusted servants, ensuring that the needs of the suffering alcoholic, the groups, the district and the general public are met in a timely, effective and compassionate manner.

Intergroup holds monthly meetings, which may be attended by any member of AA. However, voting rights are limited to groups registered within District 8, by the individual groups’ Intergroup Representative or appointed group member. Each group has but one vote. Intergroup meeting minutes can be obtained by submitting a request through contacting the Intergroup secretary.

If you would like to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of your intergroup committee, how the committee operates you can read the S.O.P. or Standard Operating Procedures.

Intergroup is often the initial point of contact for the suffering alcoholic, their loved ones, the general public, institutions and health professionals.
Intergroup is currently looking to fill a number of open telephone support shifts. There are 4 phone shifts per day of 2 – 3 hours in length. The requirements to becoming part of this important and extremely critical support group are:

  • 6 months of continuous sobriety
  •  An ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing
  • A home group
  •  A commitment to carrying the AA message to alcoholics


If you are interested in assisting in this important area of service or would like more information, please give the Intergroup office a call, or click on the Service button and send us an email.

You can also attend the next Intergroup Committee meeting. We would love to see you, visitors are always welcome!

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