Responsible Gambling Council Newscan
Volume 14 | Issue 38
Communities of Practice

Looking Outside the RG Sector Box

by Barry Koen-Butt
Director, Awareness Programs and Communications
Responsible Gambling Council

I was recently asked to speak to a community of practice for public health professionals whose work focuses on convincing young adults (18-34) to quit smoking – or better yet, not to start. They get together every two months via teleconference and twice per year in person to share information with other health units across Ontario in support of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy.



DEADLINE: October 15, 2012

OPGRC opens Research Awards and Capacity Development Grants

The Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre (OPGRC) is now soliciting applications for Research Awards and Capacity Development Grants. OPGRC is currently soliciting for the following Research Awards:

  • Mid-Level Awards ($42,000) for empirical research, a stand-alone research project and/or preliminary research
  • Standard Research Awards ($120,000 per year for 1 to 3 years) 

OPGRC is currently soliciting for the following Capacity Development Grants:

  • Investigator Support Grant (up to $75,000) to provide salary support to one member of a Research Team
  • National and International Engagement Grant (up to $25,000) to provide research expertise and mentoring to Ontario research teams 
  • Research Seed Grant (up to $10,000) to provide an early stage building block for investigator capacity, and to fund preliminary research


Request for Proposals: Manitoba Gambling Research Program

The Manitoba Gambling Research Program is now accepting proposals and grant applications from across Canada for the following:

  • Focused Research “Strategies for Significant Others who are Concerned about an Individual with a Gambling Problem” (up to $130,000 per project awarded). Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2012.
  • Focused Research “Risk and Protective Factors of Gambling Among Young Adults: Analysis of the Manitoba Longitudinal Study of Young Adults (MLSYA) Data” (up to $70,000 per project awarded). Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2012.
  • Conference Grants (up to $2,000). Submissions are accepted year-round from Manitoba researchers.

DEADLINE: October 18, 2012

Gambling Research Australia Offers New Tender Opportunity

Gambling Research Australia is soliciting proposals for an in-venue promotional material and player information study that will examine the channels and messages used to promote responsible gambling in venues in Australia and New Zealand.


Call for Applications: MLSYA Data Access Program

As of April 1, 2012, the Manitoba Longitudinal Study of Young Adults (MLSYA) Data Access Program began accepting applications from Manitoba researchers who would like to use this unique dataset for their own research studies.

The MLSYA followed a longitudinal sample (n=679) of 18 to 20 year olds from across Manitoba over a five year period from 2007 to 2011. 

Call for submission

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Recent News

Sep 27, 2012

Casino issue back on the table - Kingston Whig-Standard

Sep 27, 2012

Petition takes aim at proposed casino - Metronews

Sep 27, 2012

Former problem gambler condemns Vaughan's casino idea - Vaughan Citizen

Sep 26, 2012

Financial bets belong under the Gambling Act - ABC Online

Sep 25, 2012

Addiction experts concerned about Ottawa casino plan - CBC Ottawa

Sep 25, 2012

The gambling question: pros and cons - Hamilton Spectator

Sep 25, 2012

Citing tourism and job creation, Mayor of Ottawa calls for a casino - Globe and Mail

Sep 25, 2012

Clampdown on high stakes gambling machines - Telegraph

Sep 24, 2012

Sleepy Taiwan island plans casino - BBC

Sep 20, 2012

Windsor Gamblers: Are you in over your head? - Windsor Star » Essex County

Upcoming Events

October 18-19, 2012

30th Annual Conference on Compulsive Gambling

Eatontown, New Jersey

November 12-15, 2012

54th International Conference on Alcohol and Addictions

Montreal, Canada

November 21-23, 2012

NAGS 22nd Annual Conference 2012

Launceston, Tasmania

January 28-30, 2013

New Horizons in Responsible Gambling: Developments in Prevention & Response

Vancouver, Canada

May 27-29, 2013

The 9th Nordic conference: Changing landscape of gambling - treatment and prevention

Hamar, Norway

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