Policy development is an important part of the work of the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Problem gambling creates significant harms to people and costs to society, and an approach to gambling policy that prioritizes public health over revenues can mitigate these harms. The CAMH Gambling Policy Framework (PDF) presents seven principles for a public health approach to gambling in Ontario and gives recommendations for action around each principle.
CAMH is committed to advocating for healthy public policy in the area of mental health and addictions, including problem gambling. For the PGIO and CAMH's gambling policy documents and submissions, see below. For more on CAMH's public policy work, please visit the
How CAMH is Influencing Public Policy page.