Saskatchewan’s first choice in Responsible Gambling Education.
What GAP Does
The Gambling Awareness Program (GAP) offers fun and engaging presentations that address responsible and problem gambling. GAP resources are 100% free for everyone living in Saskatchewan. The Gambling Awareness Program (GAP) is proud to be a program of CMHA Saskatchewan Division since 1994.
PRESENTATIONS: GAP presentations are for a wide range of groups and demographics including: Youth, Teens, Post Secondary Students, Older Adults, as well as the general public.
DISPLAYS: GAP Displays are a big hit at public events in Saskatchewan such as conferences, health fairs, trade shows, and exhibitions. Fairs and trade shows are a great opportunity to connect with people and share all kinds of information, brochures and support.
RESOURCES: GAP’s booklets and educational resources cover a wide range of subjects including: what gambling is, what is problem gambling, odds, risks, gambling truths vs myths, dealing with a problem gambler in your family, tips on how to gamble responsibly, and so much more. Contact the GAP Coordinator in your region of the province to ask about obtaining resources for your school or community group.
Consider GAP your ally in responsible gambling education
- Presentations, Displays or Resources available for booking year round
- Sessions meet various curriculum outcomes and indicators
- Presentations for various grade levels and post secondary
Contact the GAP Coordinator in your area of the province about bookings, see our contact info, listed below.
GAP’s Youth Presentations and the Saskatchewan Education curriculum
The Gambling Awareness Program offers a variety of YOUTH PRESENTATIONS for Grades 6 -9 and 10 – 12. Below we have highlighted where our presentations align with various outcomes and indicators from the Saskatchewan education curriculum.
- Grade 6 curriculum: USC6.1 Health, USC6.4 Health, USC6.6 Health, USC6.7 Health
- Grade 7 curriculum: USC 7.1 Health, USC 7.6 Health, USC 7.7 Health, DM 7.8 Health
- Grade 8 curriculum: USC 8.4 Health, SP 8.2 Math, RW 8.1 Social Studies
- Grade 9 curriculum: USC 9.6 Health, USC 9.8 Health, DM 9.10 Health, DM 9.11 Health
Gambling Awareness Program Staff – Contact Us
Shauna Altrogge – Program Director
Phone: 306-683-2600 | Email: Shaunaa@cmhask.com
Jenna Lothammer – Central Saskatchewan Coordinator (Saskatoon & area)
Phone: 306 683 3669 | Email: Jennal@cmhask.com
Currently in Staff Transition – Northern Saskatchewan Coordinator (Prince Albert & area)
Please contact the Director or Saskatoon Coordinator listed above
Aeliesha Brooks – Southern Saskatchewan Coordinator (Regina & area)
Phone: 306-525-5601 ext 226 | Email: Aelieshab@cmhask.com
Dan Blondeau – Communications Coordinator
Phone: 306 525 5601 ext. 233 | Email: Danielb@cmhask.com
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Signs of Problem Gambling
Emotional, physical, and financial health and status can be affected by problem gambling. Rather than how much or how often someone gambles, a more accurate predictor of problem gambling may be a persons expectations, emotions and behavior about gambling.
Gambling problems may be an issue when a person:
- Is unable to follow limits on time or money spent gambling
- Continues to gamble despite the negative consequences
- Misses work or other important events
- Tries to win back money which they have lost
- Has failed attempts to limit or stop gambling
Links to Additional Problem Gambling Support in the Province
- Problem Gambling Self Help in Saskatchewan: Gamblers Anonymous & Gam-Anon
- Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Counselling Services
- The Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Help Line
GAP Partners and Funding Support
The Gambling Awareness Program is proudly in partnership with the Ministry of Health to deliver public education and community development components of this province-wide program.
The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF)
The Gambling Awareness Program is grateful to CIF for their funding and support of initiatives related to problem gambling.