Frequently Asked Questions

Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, Avalon Recovery Society will resume in-person meetings (for applicable meetings) and services.  The safety of our community remains of utmost importance to us, so we are happy to offer a hybrid meeting model for those who wish to continue to join meetings from home. 

For in-person meetings, vaccine passports are mandatory and masks must be worn at all times.  In addition, physical distancing and disinfection measures are in place.

Note: A face shield is not a substitute for a mask as it has an opening below the mouth.

For our full COVID Response, please click HERE.

Avalon meetings are offered to anyone who identifies and lives full-time as a woman, trans-inclusive. 

Although we appreciate that individuals may wish to attend as a recovery professional, to respect the anonymity of the women of Avalon, we ask that you contact the Centre Manager.

If you require a support person to attend a meeting with you, they are welcome to join – as long as your support person is a woman.

Yes! Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, Avalon Recovery Society will resume in-person meetings (for applicable meetings) and services.  The safety of our community remains of utmost importance to us, so we are happy to offer a hybrid meeting model for those who wish to continue to join meetings from home. 

For any other questions, you can contact the Centre Manager.

Meetings hosted virtually via Zoom/phone must be booked on our website. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call the Centre Manager to secure your spot and receive the necessary login information.

Effective February 28: To attend a meeting in person, you just show up at the Centre at the meeting time (pre-registration is not required).

We encourage you to join the meeting a minimum of 5 minutes before the start time, however the meeting is open 15 minutes prior to the start time and you may join at that time.

For more information/instructions on joining Zoom meetings, click here.

You can book a meeting up to two weeks in advance.

In your original email confirmation, there is a button after the meeting details which provides a fast and easy way to cancel or modify your meeting booking.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no food is to be consumed in Avalon Women’s Centres at this time. Beverages (coffee, water, tea) are allowed as needed, but masks must be worn whenever beverage is not being consumed.

The 7th Tradition is an essential part at every level of recovery and every recovery group is to be self-supporting. Seventh Tradition contributions help cover rent and other related expenses.

Due to COVID-19, we encourage you to make your contribution via our online portal (select “yes” when asked if this is for 7th Tradition).

Yes, please contact the Centre Manager by phone or email to arrange an appointment.

No. Childminding is not being offered at this time due to COVID-19.

No. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, children are not allowed in the centre during meetings. If you do not have childcare, we encourage you to attend a meeting via Zoom or phone.

There is an exception for babies who are attached carrier to mom for entire duration of meeting.

Effective July 1, 2021 – Our Clothing Closet is open again! We are accepting donations (clothing, shoes, accessories) that are lightly worn at each of our Centres and women in recovery are welcome to visit the Centres for free items.

For meetings, only certified service animals are allowed in Centre. Proof of certification is required.