2023 CAR/CAT Resources

What is The CAR?

The Conference Agenda Report (CAR) is one of the ways Narcotics Anonymous World Services informs the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous worldwide what is happening, what needs to be discussed, what needs to be voted on, and the future direction of the NA fellowship worldwide as a whole.

It is a compilation of motions that have been brought before Narcotics Anonymous at the world level.
Just as we have motions and business meetings at group levels, area levels, and regional levels we
also have them at the world level. They are voted on at the World Service Conference (WSC) every two years by delegates from each region in the world. The current CAR has been made in preparation for the
WSC 2023 (World Service Conference).

How does the CAR process work?

Motions can be made by Regions or the World Board. Motions made by regions often involve issues
important to the region, while World Board motions concern the worldwide fellowship as a whole. These motions affect NA as a whole and impact NA members all around the world. The delegates from
the regions are directed to vote based on the consensus of the region itself.

The way the voting works is that each Group Service Representative (GSR) has an opportunity to learn about the motions by attending a CAR workshop. The GSR then goes to their group and has a meeting
(suggested as a separate one from business or regular meeting) to explain the motions to their group
and vote on them. The GSR fills out a Tally Sheet.  The GSR then goes to the Area Service Committee meeting (ASC) and gives the Regional Committee Member (RCM) their tally of the votes. The RCM then compiles them and brings them to the Regional Service Committee (RSC) and the RSC compiles those tallies from all areas.

Everyone has an opportunity to learn about the CAR and vote on it in their group.

It’s important that each group have at least one person who has a thorough understanding of the CAR
before voting so that no biases are created and so that questions can be answered thoroughly and
accurately. The representative does not have to be the GSR if they do not have one or if the GSR
cannot attend.

Adapted from WQANA Info (https://westernqueensna.org/_site/)

How can I learn more?

For our members, here is a collection of information and resources regarding the 2023 Conference Agenda Report and Conference Approval Track.  These documents and the motions within can be complex and overwhelming.  There is help available from the Regional Delegate, Alternate Regional Delegate, or the PR Chair


Links to more information.

2023 Conference Agenda Report

WSC 2023 Literature, Service Material, and IDT Survey

CAR Tally Sheet

Conference Approval Track

2022-2023 CAR/CAT AREA Voting Form