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Youth Gambling Awareness Program

The Youth Gambling Awareness Program is a free service designed to help youth, and those who work with or influence youth, between the ages of 8 and 24 identify and deal with potentially addictive behaviours like gambling. 

Working directly with you, your parents, your teachers, or other health professionals, we provide:
  • Prevention and education programs to help reduce the potential harm associated with youth gambling, including curriculum support and risk assessments
  • Community awareness sessions, including presentations to schools and youth organizations
  • Information that will help you weigh the costs and benefits of gambling
  • Decision-making and coping strategies that will help you remain a responsible member of the community
  • Referral to gambling treatment services
Studies show that gambling patterns often can begin as early as the age of eight.  Using a harm reduction approach, the YMCA-YWCA aims to provide youth with the skills they need to become happy, healthy, and productive adults.

For more information on the program, please visit the YMCA Youth Gambling Program website or contact us.