• Gambling Awareness
    Through interactive games, this presentation supports many components of the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum. Presentations are developmentally appropriate and last 1 hour in length.
  • Technology
    Discussion surrounding internet safety encourages students to become critical thinkers, able to question, understand, and respond to the implications of technological innovation.
  • Mathematics
    Odds/probability: explore situations by experimenting with probability models. (ex. Flip a coin experiment)
  • Health and Physical Education
    Fulfills learning under curriculum heading “Substance Use, Addictions, and Related Behaviours”. Activities also support DPA requirements and promotes character development and healthy decision-making through behaviours based on accurate information.
  • Languages and Literacy
    Emphasis to engage in oral activities such as brainstorming, strategies for problem solving, presenting and defending ideas. Group mind map exercise and discussion.
  • Prevention
    Students discuss the signs of problem gambling and harm reduction strategies to stay safe. Referral cards and community resources are provided.


Youth Gambling Awarness Program

In collaboration with the YMCA of Greater Toronto and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, this program aims to implement prevention and educational strategies in order to reduce the potential harm associated with gambling and gaming in youth between the ages of 8-24. Presentations are free and also available in French!

YGAP Workshop Options

Why Talk About Gambling?

  • Youth today are the first generation to grow up in a society where gambling is legalized, normalized, glamourized, easily accessible and actively promoted.
  • Youth in Canada are reporting significantly higher rates of problem gambling than adults
  • Gambling patterns are established as early as 8 years of age and can be in place before an adolescent reaches high school.
For full program details click here

To book a presentation for your group please contact Julie Bigras-Lavoie 
by phone at 
(705) 688-7300 ext. 3244 
or by e-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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