YMCA Immigrant Services

View Larger Map 25 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 2X8
Phone: 905-526-8452
Fax: 905-526-7282
  • Community Initiatives
  • Employee Supports for Job Seekers
  • Employment Services
  • Y on Wheels
  • Youth Engagement
  • Youth Services

YMCA Immigrant Settlement Services

View Larger Map 38 Darling Street
Brantford, ON N3T 6A8
Phone: 519-752-4568
Fax: 519-752-6580
  • Community Initiatives
  • Y on Wheels
  • Youth Engagement
  • Youth Services

YMCA Employment Services

View Larger Map 500 Drury Lane
Burlington, ON L7R 2X2
Phone: 905-681-1140
Fax: 905-681-8366
  • Employee Supports for Job Seekers
  • Employment Services

The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program is a free service offering educational prevention programs designed to raise youth awareness with regards to gambling, healthy/active living and making informed decisions.

Our educational prevention programs raise awareness about gambling.

  • For youth aged 8-24 years old
  • Offer youth accurate information about gambling and develop the skills to make informed life decisions around risk-taking behaviours
  • Give youth access to community resources and other local service providers that can help them with a potential gambling problem
  • Provide interactive sessions for adults involved in young people's lives
  • Educational workshops for parents, teachers, health professionals, and other agencies and organizations
  • Referral to gambling treatment services
  • Community involvement and support
     
Free educational prevention programs

Together with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the YMCA believes educational awareness raising programs are essential to enhancing personal development and creating healthier communities.

Book an awareness-raising interactive session (ages 8-24)

  • Educational workshops for parents, teachers, health professionals, and educators play a key role in helping their students understand the signs of problem gambling. The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program offers a series of educational workshops/presentations including the new Health and Physical Education Curriculum. These interactive sessions:
  • Offer students accurate information about gambling and opportunities to develop the skills to make informed life decisions around risk-taking behaviours
  • Create a general understanding of risk assessment and harm reduction strategies
  • Discuss possible consequences of, and decisions relating to gambling
  • Offer curriculum activities based on Ministry of Education requirements
  • Give participants access to community resources and other local service providers that can help them with a potential gambling problem
  • Provide interactive sessions for adults involved in young people's lives

The local Youth Outreach Worker can be reached at:
289-260-8635

The Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP) is offered in 19 locations across Ontario. Please contact Youth Gambling Awareness Program Toll Free Directory 1-877-525-5515 or contact the youth outreach worker in your area to book a presentation or learn more about the program:



         

Program funding provided by the Ministry of Health c/o YMCA of Toronto.