Provides in-person and/or phone counselling for people with gambling problems and other behavioural addictions, and for their families, through group, couple, family and individual work. Family members are encouraged to access services with or without the involvement of the person with the gambling or behavioural addiction. Consultation and collaboration is available with regard to gambling issues in complex clients. Staff specialities include work with youth, women, older adults, families and ethno-cultural populations. Languages available: English, French, Farsi, Finnish, Greek, Urdu, and through partnerships with community agencies, referrals to problem gambling services in many other languages. Research and outreach initiatives are important components of the service. Educational sessions are available for community and professional groups.
Problemgambling.ca (external site)
Program Brochure (Pdf)
Multilingual Problem Gambling Service (Pdf)
Help for Family and Friends (Pdf)
Women, Gambling and Stormy Weather (Pdf)
Location of Program:
Main office: 33 Russell Street, Toronto, Ontario
Satellite clinics located at: The Scarborough Hospital, 2425 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 301
For more, please visit our Problem Gambling Service web page.
Referral Required: No
Contact: (416)-599-1322 or Toll-free in Ontario at 1(888) 647--4414
The Problem Gambling Project
The Problem Gambling Project develops and delivers training and support to Ontario’s specialized problem gambling treatment system and allied professionals, including financial counsellors, correctional workers, addiction and mental health specialists, EAP providers, educators and ethno-cultural workers. In addition, the Project provides information and resources for people affected by problem gambling and their families including self-help and support resources. Information for professionals and people affected by problem gambling can be found on the Project’s bilingual website – www.ProblemGambling.ca. Specialized training and support is also provided for all employees of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the provincial agency operating and managing province-wide lotteries, casinos and slots facilities at horse racing tracks.
Examples of resources developed by the Problem Gambling Project include the following:
Problem Gambling: The Issues, the Options
Problem Gambling: A Guide for Families
Problem Gambling: A Guide for Helping Professionals
Problem Gambling: Guide for Financial Counsellors
Contact: Lianne McKay, Education and Training Associate, Problem Gambling Project; (416) 535-8501 ext. 4253; Problem_GamblingProject@camh.net
Contact: Robert Murray, Manager, Problem Gambling Project; (519) 743-1939; Problem_GamblingProject@camh.net
Location: Russell Street site, Toronto