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GAP – Learn About Our Program
The Gambling Awareness Program (GAP) has proudly been a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association Saskatchewan Division since 1994.
PRESENTATIONS: GAP Coordinators facilitate a diverse selection of flexible 50 to 90 minute sessions. Presentations have been specifically developed to speak to and connect with various ages and community groups in our province.
For schools, our presentations have been designed to meet various curriculum outcomes and we help youth recognize how video games and mobile apps can be just as addictive as gambling. You can download our curriculum alignment sheets displayed below!
DISPLAYS: GAP displays are a perfect fit for conferences, health fairs, trade shows and exhibitions. Display booths have a great impact with banners, take-home resources, games, and our knowledgeable and friendly GAP staff.
RESOURCES: With the support of the Ministry of Health, GAP has created various resources for the program such as posters, brochures and promotional items covering a wide range of subjects including: what is gambling, what is problem gambling, odds, risks, gambling truths vs myths, how to help a problem gambler in your family, tips on how to gamble responsibly, resources for parents and teachers, gaming assessment tools for youth, and so much more. We are also happy to provide mental health brochures and information through the CMHA.
Contact the GAP Coordinator in your region to request resources or to schedule an event.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please refer to our page on PROVINCIAL RESOURCES to connect with a helping professional. You can also call the 24-hr Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-306-6789.
In the fall of 2021, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction released the Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines to show those who gamble how to lower the risks and harms associated with the activity. We are proud to distribute the LRGG materials as a way to educate and prevent further harm associated with gambling within our Saskatchewan community.
Adapted with permission from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
The Gambling Awareness Program is part of and sponsored by