Avalon offers hybrid support groups, with most meetings offered via Zoom or phone and there are limited in person options available. For in person meetings, you must complete COVID-19 screening, face masks must be worn, and physical distancing and disinfection measures are in place. Name and contact details are required when you attend in person, as per British Columbia’s public health guidelines.
This information is confidential and will only be used if contact tracing is necessary.
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. Avalon is offering a small number of limited capacity in person meetings at our Women’s Centres, however you must register in advance on our website and follow our COVID protocols.
You are not allowed to attend a meeting in person if you: have a fever, cold or flu symptoms; have travelled outside of the Lower Mainland within the last 14 days; or if you have been instructed to self-isolate by Public Health.
If you are unable to register on the website, you must contact the Centre Manager to secure your spot.
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.
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.
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, however you must book an appointment for an in person drop-in with the Centre Manager. Alternatively, we would encourage you to contact the Centre Manager by phone for support.
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.
No. Due to COVID-19 protocols, at this time we are not accepting clothing donations and our clothing closets are closed.