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You can get informed! Information about problem and responsible gambling is available to anyone in BC.

Information about problem and responsible gambling is available for free to various groups and organizations in communities throughout the Province. Engaging citizens and community partners in raising awareness about free support services offered through the Program, benefits everyone.

 

Prevention and education services have been provided to treatment centres, foster parent groups, food banks, transition houses, women’s groups, men’s groups, family programs, as well as many other organizations.

Information is tailored to the group, and is kept interactive and interesting using discussion, demonstrations, videos, and other methods of facilitation. These groups are designed based on the time available and the population in attendance.

If you are interested in learning more, contact the BC Problem Gambling Help Line at 1.888.795.6111 (24hrs) to be connected to a Prevention Specialist in your area or email us at info@bcresponsiblegambling.ca.

BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program Community Awareness Booth
(Display Booth, Event Sponsorship)

Awareness booths are a great way to provide information and resources to a large number of people. All booths are designed to provide information in a clear, informative and fun format. Prevention specialists attend community and cultural fairs, health and wellness tradeshows, older adult fairs, and others; booths have also been set up at academic and professional conferences as part of event sponsorship.

Program booths are packed with resources and information for all ages, and include games, demonstrations, videos and prizing to draw attendees to the booth. Resources and information can also be tailored based on the nature of the event and anticipated audience.

How Much is Too Much? Learning the Difference between Responsible and Problem Gambling (Workshop)

Workshops include information on:

 

  • the myths commonly held about gambling
  • the risks associated with gambling
  • how to gamble responsibly if choosing to do so
  • where to get free help for an individual who has a problem with gambling, or anyone affected by someone else’s gambling

Content and duration is tailored to each group, and is kept interactive and interesting using discussion, demonstrations, videos, and other methods of facilitation. Workshops are designed based on the time available and the population in attendance.

English as a Second Language and Adult Education (Workshop, Lecture-style Class Presentation)

All information is tailored to meet diverse adult groups, including English as a Second Language, GED, and other adult populations. Prevention specialists can deliver presentations in workshop or class lecture style formats, depending on the interests and needs of the group.