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Canadian Resources

Resources for those Affected by Problem Gambling

National

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Canada’s national addictions agency offering a directory of Canadian problem gambling helplines.
www.ccsa.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association
Provides a wide range of specialized programs and services in more than 135 communities across Canada.
www.cmha.ca

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Canada’s largest mental health and addictions teaching hospital.  Does work in the areas of clinical care, research, policy, education and health promotion.
www.camh.ca

Gamblers Anonymous Ontario
www.gamblersanonymousontario.org

Kids Help Phone
A toll free 24-hour bilingual phone counselling, referral and internet service for children and youth.
www.kidshelpphone.ca

Provincial

Alberta

Alberta Health Services
Alberta Addictions Helpline: 1-866-332-2322

British Columbia

British Columbia Partnership for Responsible Gambling
British Columbia Problem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-795-6111
Deaf or hearing-impaired (collect calls accepted): (604) 875-0885

Manitoba

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
Provides information about programs including, information sessions, assessment/referral, community based programs, phone counselling and residential rehabilitation. Website offers information on problem gambling among seniors, an on line assessment tool and downloadable resources in French, Filipino  Chinese and Vietnamese.
http://www.afm.mb.ca/

Manitoba Problem Gambling Helpline
1-800-463-1554

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Gambling Information Line
1-800-461-1234

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Helpline
Website provides a list of local addiction services and basic problem gambling information.
www.health.gov.nl.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador Problem Gambling Helpline
1-888-899-4357

Northwest Territories Helpline
1-800-661-0844

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation
The Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation (NSGF) is a not-for-profit, arms-length government organization.
www.nsgamingfoundation.org

Nova Scotia Problem Gambling Helpline
1-888-347-8888

Ontario

ConnexOntario
Health Service Information in Ontario.
www.connexontario.ca

The Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (DART)
Online database of alcohol and drug treatment in Ontario.  Includes helpline.
www.dart.on.ca

Know your limit
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation sponsored website about responsible gambling.
www.knowyourlimit.ca

Problem Gambling Helpline
24-Hour hotline providing information about treatment in Ontario.
www.opgh.on.ca

ResponsibleGamblingCouncil
Non-profit organization promoting responsible gambling.
www.responsiblegambling.org

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island – Health Information Resources
Provides information on local gambling addiction services.
www.gov.pe.ca

Quebec

Le centre quebecois d'excellence prevention et le traitement du jeu  
French website about Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention Institute at Laval University.
www.psy.ulaval.ca

Fonds quebecois de recherché sur la societe et la culture
French website providing research on topics including problem gambling
www.frqsc.gouv.qc.ca

Quebec Gambling Help and Referral
Telephone information service for listening and referral on compulsive gambling, open 24 hours, 7 days a week, for all Quebec residents.
jeu-aidereference.qc.ca

Ministere de la sante et des services sociaux
French website containing information about problem gambling.
www.msss.gouv.qc.ca

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Helpline
Provides information on a free 24/7 helpline. Helpline offers: information, short term counselling, crisis intervention, referrals to counsellors and information on self-help groups.
Website • 1-800-306-6789

Resources for Helping Professionals

National

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Canada’s national addictions agency. Online information and references. Agency conducts research for policy work, offers training and workforce development opportunities. Directory of Canadian problem gambling helplines.
www.ccsa.ca

Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling
A collaboration of non-profit organizations, gaming providers, research centres and regulators working to find and promote effective ways to reduce the risk of problem gambling
www.cprg.ca

Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board
Provides certification information.
www.cpgcb.org

Canada West Foundation
A registered Canadian charitable organization dedicated to conducting and disseminating research throughout Canada. Website provides links to at least 20 Canadian gambling documents.
www.cwf.ca
 

International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors
Conducts and disseminates research on youth gambling problems and concurrent disorders. The Centre also offers training, treatment, prevention, information dissemination, and engages in policy development. Online database available
www.youthgambling.com

Journal of Gambling Issues
An on-line publication produced by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, that explores gambling research, treatment, policy, and people’s experiences with gambling, both positive and negative.
www.camh.net/egambling

Provincial

Alberta

Alberta Gambing and and Liquor Commission
www.aglc.gov.ab.ca.

Alberta Gaming Research Institute
A consortium dedicated to promoting research on gaming and gambling in Alberta.
www.abgaminginstitute.ualberta.ca

British Columbia

British Columbia Lottery Corporation
www.bclc.com

Manitoba

Manitoba Gaming Control Commission
Gambling neutral control body that provides information about gambling and it’s impact.
www.mgcc.mb.ca

Manitoba Lotteries Corporation
www.mlc.mb.ca

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Lotteries and Gaming Corporation
Information about the gambling industry
www.gnb.ca

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation
Website provides information about gaming in Nova Scotia
www.nsgc.ca

Ontario

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
Regulates and gambling and alcohol in Ontario
www.agco.on.ca

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s official website for players.  Includes information about products and responsible gambling
www.olg.ca

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario
GREO is an independent knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) organization that aims to eliminate harm from gambling.
www.greo.ca

Quebec

Loto-Quebec
Website for loto-quebec players
www.loto-quebec.com

Saskatchewan

Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Government website containing articles and information about gambling
www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority
Non-profit organization featuring First Nations gambling facilities and information regarding responsible gambling
www.siga.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
www.slga.gov.sk.ca

Regional
Atlantic Lottery Corporation
www.alc.ca 

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