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Agnostics, Atheists & Freethinkers

Community, Service & Recovery

Welcome to AA Toronto Agnostics: A site for agnostics, atheists, secularists, and freethinkers in Alcoholics Anonymous. Here you will find an updated list of all meetings in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as additional resources and information that we hope you will find useful!

About Agnostic Meetings

Q. Excuse me! I'm new here. Tell me about secular AA!

[A. Listen to Podcast Episode 53 of Rebellion Dogs Radio]


Alcoholics Anonymous, despite first appearances, is neither sectarian nor religious, and is open to all alcoholics of every persuasion or non-persuasion. A.A. agnostic meetings endeavor to maintain a tradition of free expression, and conduct a meeting where alcoholics may feel free to express any doubts or disbelief they may have, and to share their own personal form of spiritual experience, their search for it, or their rejection of it.  

In keeping with A.A. tradition, we do not endorse or oppose any form of religion or atheism.  Our only wish is to ensure suffering alcoholics that they can find sobriety in A.A. without having to accept anyone else's beliefs, or having to deny their own.

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Long form of Tradition 3, Alcoholics Anonymous

In accordance with Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Intergroup Procedures and Guidelines, "An AA group needs to adopt only the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions and 12 Concepts of AA, as adopted by the AA General Service Board, in order to be recognized as an AA group by GTA Intergroup". Toronto and area agnostic groups meet this standard. Furthermore, we recognize that these operating procedures sets out what our fellow GTA groups have agreed upon, not what has been imposed upon them.


"Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity.  Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation."

--p189, "Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous"

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