What is the funding opportunity?
If your not-for-profit organization provides awareness, and/or addiction treatment and support services in Ontario, you may be eligible for up to $15,000 funding to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate problem gambling awareness and/or counseling services for immigrants, refugees, and ethnocultural communities.
This grant is offered annually with funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).
Why focus on immigrants, refugees and ethnocultural populations?
Evidence shows that immigrants, refugees and ethnocultural populations experience disparities in their access to addiction and mental health services, quality of care and health outcomes. Problem gambling awareness programs designed for the general population are not as effective at reaching ethno-cultural communities.1 Services that respect and respond to the cultural and linguistic needs of diverse groups are effective in improving service use and reducing health inequities.2 For these reasons, it is critical to include culturally-specific or culturally-adapted treatment models or interventions for clients from different ethnocultural communities who have gambling problems.3
What project ideas are eligible for funding?
Eligible initiatives should include at least one of the following:
- provide culturally and linguistically appropriate problem gambling outreach and awareness programs to specific immigrant, refugee, and ethnocultural communities in Ontario (for example, information sharing and community initiatives or events).
- improve access to timely and appropriate services for members of specific immigrant, refugee, and ethnocultural communities experiencing problems with their own gambling or that of a family member (for example, developing a helpline or resources in the first language of the intended community to provide information about problem gambling services and supports).
- provide culturally and linguistically appropriate problem gambling counseling services to specific immigrant, refugee, and ethnocultural communities.
Who is eligible for funding?
Organizations must be legally constituted not-for-profits and must provide awareness, and/or addiction treatment and support services in Ontario.
Applications are no longer being accepted for 2021/22. The next call for proposals will be released in February 2022.
If you have any questions or would like to be notified when the call for proposals is released, please email:
Senior Program Consultant
Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)