Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use

We support mental health and addictions service providers through training and education, developing digital tools and resources, and facilitating knowledge sharing.

Who we are

The Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU) program is part of the Knowledge Exchange and Training (KET) portfolio in the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Provincial System Support Program (PSSP). GGTU aims to build a stronger mental health and addictions system in Ontario by supporting mental health and addictions service providers through training and education, digital tools and resources, and knowledge-sharing activities.

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Join the GGTU Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

Join our online Community of Interest (CoI) to discuss problem gambling, gaming and technology use. Participants can post and share relevant information on research findings, webinars, professional development opportunities and more.

January – May 2022 Newsletter

Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU) is working to build a stronger mental health and addiction system in Ontario by supporting addictions and mental health service providers. The program provides training and education, develops digital tools and resources, and facilitates knowledge sharing related to problem gambling, video gaming and internet addiction.

Recent activities

Watch our latest webinar recordings

  • "The Impacts of Digital Technologies on Mental Health and Addictions, Part One: ‘Swipe Sesh’: Exploring the Impacts of Dating Apps on Mental Health Among Adults", with Dr. Treena Orchard.
  • "ConnexOntario (Discover Mental Health, Addiction and Problem Gambling Services): A brief history and overview", with Anne Counter.
  • "Trauma informed care: Nervous system regulation for problem gambling", with Dr. Farah Jindan and Martez Schembri-Diskey

  • "Knowledge of random events and chance in people with gambling problems", with Dr. Nigel Turner

Access the webinar recordings

GGTU needs assessment

GGTU is launching a survey to assess the needs of our digital resources. We want to hear from you about the topics we should be focusing on, and the types of resources and digital products we should be offering in the year ahead.

Start the survey

Upcoming continuing professional development

  • Webinar: Coping with disaster: Mental health, substance use and financial concerns associated with online gambling during COVID-19
    May 25, 2022 
    This webinar is part two of three in a series of standalone yet interconnected webinars titled, ‘The Impacts of Digital Technologies on Mental Health and Addictions’. This webinar will highlight new and ongoing research on online gambling behaviours and associations with mental health and substance use indicators, with added attention to the role of financial motivations and concerns. Register now.
  • Training: Working with Families and Affected Loved Ones
    This self-directed online course presents current evidence and best practices for working with families, couples and loved ones experiencing harms because of a loved one’s problem gambling. You can find the course content and register, here:
  • Training: Introduction to Problem Technology Use
    May 9 2022 - June 11 2022
    This five-week, facilitated online course provides a basic overview and knowledge on important topics related to problem technology use with a focus on problem gaming and problem social media use. To register:
  • Advanced Training: Congruence Couple Therapy (CCT) for Gambling and Substance Use
    May 19, 2022 - June 6, 2022
    Using the Congruence Couple Therapy: Concept and Method Workbook as a guide, this interactive workshop series will include readings, short presentations, case studies, discussions and role-plays of case vignettes to demonstrate CCT and its application in a clinical context. This advanced training opportunity is only for clinicians with three or more years of experience working with gambling, gaming or technology use clients; we may contact you to confirm your eligibility. The sessions will take place every Thursday for 6 weeks from 10:30 to 12:30 hours. Register now.