New Meeting Starter Packet
CoDA has a New Meeting Starter Packet, which includes a meeting format that can be adapted to individual meeting needs. CoDA recommends that every meeting have a copy of this packet. It contains the basic documents that support CoDA unity. A single copy is available for FREE download, or mail request to:
Co-Dependents Recovery Society
P.O. Box 306, Stn. Main
Fax Toll Free 1-888-675-8325
Website - cdrs.ca
Once you receive the New Meeting Starter Packet, you will need to register to become a CoDA meeting. In addition to a suggested meeting format, the packet contains all the forms you will need to apply for a registration number.
Once you have an official number, the meeting will be listed in the National Meeting Directory. If you have a provincial organization or Intergroup, tell them about your new meeting so that it can be added to the provincial and/or community's meeting lists as well.
How does our Group register with CoDA Canada?
Fill out the GROUP REGISTRATION FORM, found in the "Forms" section, and return it to CoDA Canada. Your group will be assigned a number and placed in our directory. If any changes in your group information occur, use the same form and return it the CoDA Canada, so that our records remain current. Please use your assigned group number on all correspondence with CoDA Canada.
Seventh Tradition Donations
As stated in the Seventh Tradition, CoDA is self supporting through our own contributions from the fellowship. The services we can provide on the National & International level depends on volunteer service work and the 7th Tradition donations forwarded from each group. CoDA encourages each meeting to follow these suggested guidelines.
Seth aside a prudent reserve to pay for the expenses of your CoDA group for two to three months, forwarding the balance of the Seventh Tradition donations in the following suggested manner.
If your Province has not yet set up a Provincial Group or you do not have a community group or office, CoDA Canada would greatly appreciate you considering donating the extra amount to help provide better services on the Canadian National level. Funds could also be sent “In Trust” for your future Provincial or community groups.