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.

July - August, 2022 Newsletter

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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.

Meet the GGTU team

Our team is a dedicated group that works collaboratively to strengthen service provider capacity to deliver evidence-based treatments that address gambling, gaming and technology use issues in Ontario. In this section, you will meet and learn more about the GGTU team.

This time around, we meet Peter Chen, who has been with CAMH for 29 years. He is currently supporting the GGTU team as an Education Specialist.

In GGTU, Peter is well known as an expert facilitator, with superb knowledge in the practice of mindfulness, and is our go-to for a fun joke or meaningful quote.

Question: What projects are you currently working on?

Facilitation of “Introduction to Problem Technology Use,” a foundational online course, followed by “Introduction to Problem Gambling,” a foundational online course being offered in late June/July. I am also busy delivering Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) responsible gambling trainings to various customer service sites, which has been a partnership with PSSP for a number of years.

Question: What excites you the most about working at CAMH?

Being able to do what I love doing, which is teaching. And also working with an amazing team of supportive and creative colleagues.  

Question: What is one thing that your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you?

I just shared in our team meeting that I like playing the guitar and singing, and I also used to play in a steelband. So now they know this. I may have also shared that I trained in a Persian style of martial arts for about 20 years. 

Special Features

GGTU is launching a survey (see link below) 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.

GGTU needs assessment survey

Conferences:

National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling (NCPG)
Dates: July 20-23, 2022
Location: Boston, MA, USA

European Association for the Study of Gambling
September 6 - 9, 2022
In-person
The Ullevaal Stadion Hotel,
Oslo, Norway

AGLC's Insight Responsible Gambling Symposium
September 27, 2022
Virtual - Educate. Innovate. Engage.