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Correctional Facilities and Treatment


The primary purpose of the Correctional Facilities and Treatment (CFT) Committee of the Greater Ottawa Area is to carry the AA message to alcoholics both behind the walls of Correctional Facilities and in Treatment Facilities. The CTF Committee also supports the 'Bridging the Gap' program which links AA members to AA meetings after their release.

How to be of Service

Volunteers are always needed for this important service work. In most cases, AA members must have a minimum of 2 years of sobriety. Additional information may be obtained through your District CFT Committee representative, your group General Service Representative (GSR), or by contacting the Intergroup Office at 613-237-6000 or

For information and locations, meeting times, and access requirements, please contact the CFT Committee at

Areas of Service

  • Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre
  • Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre
  • Brockville Jail
  • Newgate 180 for Men
  • Newgate 180 for Women

Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre

Alcoholics Anonymous puts on nightly meetings at 7:00 pm at the Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre (OWMC), formerly Ottawa Detox. These meetings are put on by different AA groups around the city. If you would like to find out more information, or how you or your group can get involved, contact the OWMC Coordinator via email at

IMPORTANT: There is a dress code in affect at OWMC. The facility requests visitors dress modestly. Group members who do not adhere to this requirement will be turned away. Please contact the OWMC before arriving if you have questions regarding this policy.

Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre
1777 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON K1J 6N1
(613) 241-1525

Committee Meeting

CFT meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Bronson Centre (Intergroup Office) at 6:30 pm. AA visitors are welcome. Please contact the local Correctional Facilities and Treatment Committee for more information.