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Winter 2019 Edition

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Gambling and Gaming Harms: Ontario Professional Development Forum

Whether you are a service provider who has supported people with gambling problems for years or are new to the field, you are invited to the 2019 Ontario Professional Development Forum on Gambling and Gaming Harms taking place May 9 and 10 in Toronto.

This marks the first time we will be hosting this forum in partnership with Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO). This collaboration will enable our organizations to provide professional development on gambling and gaming harms to service providers in mental health and addictions services, as well as community-based health and social services. Professionals and students in public health, education, government policy, and mental health and addictions leadership are also invited.

We are also thrilled to introduce our opening keynote speaker Dr. Carlo DiClemente, PhD, one of the founders of the Transtheoretical model (also known as the Stages of Change model).

The forum will address different topics within the ever-changing and merging landscapes of gambling and gaming, including:

  • exploring the relationship between gambling, gaming, mental health, cannabis, and the social determinants of health
  • highlighting trends, promising interventions, and cross-sectoral approaches to treatment and harm reduction.

It will also provide you with opportunities to make connections with clinical- and community-based colleagues from across the province.

Don’t miss the Gambling and Gaming Harms: Ontario Professional Development Forum taking place May 9 to 10, 2019 at the Downtown Toronto Marriot Eaton Centre Hotel. For more information and to register, click here.


Participants Needed: Problem Gambling E-Therapy Study

CAMH researchers are seeking adults experiencing gambling problems for a study looking at the possibility of providing an online treatment service. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, live in Ontario, and have access to a computer, webcam and the Internet. Learn more here.

7th Annual Addictions and Mental Health Conference: Keynote Speakers Announced

Tanya Talaga

An award-winning journalist and author, and the First Ojibway woman to deliver the CBC Massey Lectures, Tanya Talaga is an acclaimed storyteller. Her book Seven Fallen Feathers is a national bestseller. In her powerful keynotes, Tanya shares Indigenous stories from across Canada and the world, humanizing the legacy of cultural genocide and sharing her hope for a more inclusive and equitable future.

Dr. Brian Goldman

Dr. Goldman will be talking about The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life. Powerful and engaging, this presentation explores why kindness is so vital to our existence. Dr. Goldman is a highly regarded emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto as well as the host of CBC's award-winning radio show "White Coat, Black Art", where he takes listeners behind the scenes of hospitals and doctor's offices. Dr. Goldman is also the bestselling author of the book The Night Shift: Real Life in the ER.

David Granirer

Counselor and stand-up comic David Granirer has motivated and uplifted thousands with his laughter in workplace keynotes and workshops. Audiences will learn how to bring laughter and playfulness into their lives, reducing stress and tension, increasing productivity, improving health and wellness, and increasing their ability to cope with change.

Registration opening soon! Find out more here:

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CAMH Research Updates

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Journal of Gambling Issues - No. 40 (Winter 2018/2019)

Original Articles

Policy Paper


Trainings & WebinarsTrainings and Webinars

Visit the training page to register or find out more information about any of the events below.

In-Person Training

  • Mindfulness for Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use | March 8, 2019 in Toronto


  • Medication and Problem Gambling Treatment: Understanding Uses, Benefits and Side Effects | February 22, 2019
  • Promoting Engagement in Healthy, Meaningful Activities as Alternatives to Problematic Behaviours | March 13, 2019
  • Northwestern Ontario Wellness: Integrating Research, Treatment, and Prevention During Gambling Expansion | March 27, 2019

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