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For free and confidential information about health services for problems with gambling, contact the ConnexOntario helpline at 1.866.531.2600
Information on all problem gambling counselling services in Ontario is available on the ConnexOntario website www.connexontario.ca
You can search for treatment agencies using their directory search tool. This information can also be obtained through the ConnexGo app
At www.connexontario.ca you can also request support via email or chat with an agent online anytime, 24/7
Information on how to get help for yourself
Additionally, information and support for families
Self-help tools for those who gamble, as well as family and friends, including a gambling impact quiz and a tool for monitoring gambling behaviours and urges
The YMCA’s Youth Gambling Awareness Program offers free educational programs for adolescents, young adults, and adults involved in young people’s lives, like parents and teachers
A list of the available programs and YGAP office locations
The Responsible Gambling Council provides information on safer play for various age and cultural groups
They hold community outreach events for adults
They also deliver free educational programs for high school students and young adults
The BetCheck tool or app allows players to compare their gambling habits to the norm and complete a self-assessment
The Cost2Play Calculator lets players keep track of their spending and look at their cost of play over time
Gambling Research Exchange Ontario offers a variety of resources to make research on gambling easily accessible such as:
The interactive conceptual framework of harmful gambling
Plain language research snapshots of gambling literature in their evidence center
Products and tools for understanding gambling from a public health perspective
Brain Connections was created to share information about how problem gambling affects the brain.
When people have a problem with gambling, they often wonder about the impact on their brains. How has the brain changed? Are those changes permanent? How will it feel to quit or cut back on gambling?
Brain Connections translates current research into understandable answers to these and other questions in handout and video formats.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Centre for Gambling Studies, Rutgers University,