Responsible Gambling Council Newscan
Volume 14 | Issue 39
Problem Gambling Prevention Week

4 Strategies for Building a Successful Prevention Week

by Paula Antoniazzi, Program Director
Responsible Gambling Council

RGC has delivered problem gambling prevention programs at the community level in Ontario for more than a decade. At first, it was Within Limits: Problem Gambling Prevention Month, but in 2009, we made a significant change to a themed, week-long, community-focused program that runs on a 2-year cycle called Problem Gambling Prevention Week (PGPW).



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

Oct 4, 2012

New slots revenue sharing deal more “equitable”: OLG - Metronews

Oct 4, 2012

POLITICS: Casino outfits lining up - Kingston Whig-Standard

Oct 4, 2012

Zaheer Anwari: Trading: A Gambler's Game? (Part 1) - Huffington Post

Oct 4, 2012

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Oct 3, 2012

BC Lottery Corp failed gambling addict: testimony - Sympatico

Oct 3, 2012

Gambling chiefs race for share of U.S. online gaming - Reuters

Oct 3, 2012

Toronto casino debate: Province could trump city’s anti-casino zoning - Toronto Star Online

Oct 2, 2012

Students informed of myths and dangers of gambling - Journal Pioneer

Oct 2, 2012

OLG not forcing casino on Ottawa - CBC Ottawa

Oct 2, 2012

Citizen’s group says casino in Toronto is not a good gamble - Inside Toronto

Oct 2, 2012

Gambling exec: Time short for US online poker regs - Miami Herald

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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