Policy development is an important part of the work of the PGIO at CAMH. Problem gambling creates significant harms to individuals and costs to society, and an approach to gambling policy that prioritizes public health over revenues can mitigate these harms. The CAMH Gambling Policy Framework presents seven principles for a public health approach to gambling in Ontario and gives recommendations for action around each principle.

CAMH is committed to advocating for healthy public policy in the area of mental health and addictions, including problem gambling. For the PGIO and CAMH's gambling policy documents and submissions, see below. For more on CAMH's public policy work, please visit the How CAMH is Influencing Public Policy page.


Gambling Expansion in Ontario
Expansion of Gambling at Woodbine Racetrack (June 30, 2015)
Impact of Gambling Expansion in Ontario Q&A
Letter to Ontario's Minister of Finance re. OLG modernization plan

Regulatory Responses
Response to AGCO Regulatory Review of Responsible Gambling
Response to AGCO Consultation on Self-Exclusion

Single-Event Sports Betting
Letter to Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs re. Bill C-290