Saturday, 11 February 2017

February 2017 RCM News

I have not received the Regional minutes from January’s meeting so I’m reporting using notes I took. More details if necessary will be provided once I receive the minutes.

News from Regional Meeting
  • CCNA XXV will be held in Calgary, Alberta from Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017.
  • No final numbers yet for CCNA XXIV
  • CANA/ACNA Projects
    • English PSA’s are again in the works since last year’s campaign was deemed a success. Regions and Areas will have an opportunity to take part.
    • French PSA’s for the Quebec region are being finalized.
    • PR workgroup is building a better relationship with the RCMP and Corrections Canada. CANA is looking at getting Corrections Canada to agree to a standardized form for volunteers that would clear them for more than one facility.
  • ORCNA XXX -- all positions are filled; still need ASCR’s
  • ORCNA XXXI -- budget was submitted
  • ORCNA XXXII 2019 -- bids from areas are due in July
  • Hiring a lawyer was approved. The cost may be more than $1,500 but probably no more than $2,000.
  • The creation of an additional position and a shortening of terms for the AD/RD roles was defeated. The current system of electing an AD/RD for two years with the option to renew for an additional term remains.
  • Alt. Secretary, Alt. Chair and Outreach Coordinator are open positions at Region
  • The budget was approved as presented.
  • New Regional order form with new items should have been received by all area literature chairs
  • Next meeting is April 23, 2017

  • NA World Services is looking for input on an IP on Mental Health/Mental Illness. More at
  • NAWS is looking for input on a Meditation Book. More at
  • There is a new pamphlet that’s available for download or purchase call Medically Assisted Treatment Pamphlet. It is meant as a resource for professionals but is helpful information for all. It is not to be used as a discussion pamphlet at regular meetings.
  • Interested in helping develop a Local Service Toolbox, please contact for the next available webinar.
  • Interested in helping develop a Conventions Toolbox, please visit
  • Interested in PR or H&I sign up for web meetings at or

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