Southern Ontario Area
Southern Ontario Cocaine Anonymous is a registered, charitable non-profit corporation and belongs to the North Atlantic Region of C.A.
Initially, our Area was a Toronto District and part of the Quebec Area. Our first C.A. Group, First Toronto Group of C.A. was started on February 2nd, 1987. According to early Toronto C.A. Members, the sub-culture of cocaine users was quite different than that of A.A., so it was exciting to have a meeting focused entirely on recovery from cocaine and all mind-altering substances.
Submitted by our first World Delegate, David L., our C.A. Area was ratified on August 28, 1996 as the Toronto Ontario Canada Area (13th World Service Conference) but was later changed to Southern Ontario Area on September 2, 1998 (15th World Service Conference). At the time of ratification, our Area had no districts and 15 C.A. Groups. Today, Southern Ontario C.A. has 70 C.A. Groups and 29 H&I Service meetings. Our Area Service Committee meetings take place on the second Saturday of every month at 10:30 am and generally last approximately 2 to 3 hours in length. There are approximately 1000 to 1200 C.A. Members throughout the Southern Ontario Area. Our Area has been experiencing a steady increase in membership and in the number of successful C.A. Groups.
Our Area website is http://ca-on.org. Southern Ontario Area hosts many activities and events to promote unity and enthusiasm throughout its fellowship, such as, Celebrate Around the World, Anniversary celebrations, special event campouts and picnics, golf tournaments and roundups. Our Area hosts an annual Area Convention.
The mission of the SOCA Archive Committee is to collect, protect and preserve, organize, catalogue and present historically valued documents, printed materials, items, artifacts, ephemera and memorabilia of Cocaine Anonymous in Southern Ontario into two archival collections:
1) Southern Ontario C.A. General History and
2) The Southern Ontario C.A. Convention History.
The website, socaarchives.org presents the history of Southern Cocaine Anonymous to the C.A. fellowship.
T-Shirt – 2004
Spiritual High — 8th Annual TORCA VIII Convention — November 5th, 6th, 7th 2004
Duffle-bag – TORCA VII – Toronto, ON Canada
Serenity Awaits — TORCA VII Convention November 7th, 8th, 9th 2003 Image provide by Liz S. (Whitby, ON)
Gavel – Irish Shillelagh
Gavel created by Cameron F. who was the C.A. Area Chair for Southern Ontario from Jan. 2018 to Jan. 2020.
Cake – First Toronto Group Gratitude Meeting
December 16, 2019 – First Toronto Group of Southern Ontario C.A. Area
Logo – Flyer – Celebrate Around The World – 2019
March 16, 2019 – Southern Ontario C.A. Area
Hoodie – SOCA Convention 2019
Southern Ontario 23rd Annual Convention: October 18, 19, 20, 2019, in Toronto, Ontario
Golf Ball Marker and “Me Too” pointer
3″ x 3″ metal golf “me too” marker (1, 2, 3, 4) with magnetic CA coin in the middle as a golf ball marker for the green. The marker is …
Flyer – CA Professional Day
September 18, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. Approximately 800 invitations are to be given out to various professionals such as social workers, probation and parole officers, CAS workers, Shelter workers, Law …
Stained Glass Plaque
Niagara Roundup, March 31st, 2012 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
Group Banner – 2018
Recovery ER Group Banner…meets every Monday night at 8:00 pm in Toronto, ON
Sterling Silver C.A. Ring
This ring was created by the SOCA Convention Fundraising Committee ‘Sobriety Time’ Texas No Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013. All of the ‘Sobriety Time’ poker tournament …
Badge – SOCA Archives – 2018
Nickel Plated, Southern Ontario Cocaine Anonymous, “TO PRESERVE & PROTECT” Badge with leather belt clip wallet and neck chain. (2018) Created by Cameron F. (Toronto, ON) for SOCA Archive Committee …
Wood Carving CA – Hamilton, ON – 2010
18″ x 9″ Wooden CA Sculpture showing the letters CA with the 12 Steps on a wooden base and is made of oak and was presented to Doug C. (Hamilton, …
Banner – SOCA Archives Committee
Created in 2017 by the Southern Ontario C.A. Archives Committee. Used at various C.A. functions to promote and highlight the activities of the Archive Committee.
Cap – Walter Hagen Golf Classic
Annual C.A. Walter Hagen Golf Classic Tournament. Held yearly from 2009 to present.
Logo – TORCA TWO
Courage to Change — TORCA/TWO Conference, October 23rd, 24th, 25th 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Embroidered logo on green hoodie.
Logo – 1997 TORCA I
Carry The Message — TORCA ONE Conference, Saturday, October 25th 1997 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Logo – 2011 SOCA Convention
Simple, But Not Easy — 15th Annual SOCA Convention & the 4th Annual Great Canadian Convention of Cocaine Anonymous — August 19th, 20th, 21st, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.