CCSA is working with stakeholders and partners to develop Canada’s first Low-Risk Gambling Guidelines (LRGGs) by 2020. Funded by the Mise sur toi Foundation, these guidelines will help Canadians make informed, responsible decisions about their gambling behaviour in general, as well as in circumstances that are risky, such as when they are consuming alcohol or other substances.
CCSA is bringing together experts, stakeholders and researchers in the gambling field to ensure that high-quality evidence, expert opinion, stakeholders’ expertise and the subjective experience of individuals who gamble are at the foundation of the guidelines. With those advisory relationships in place, the guidelines will meet both the requirements of scientific rigour and the expectations of stakeholders and the general population.
To reach that goal, CCSA has established two governing bodies: the Low-Risk Gambling Guidelines Scientific Working Group (LRGG-SWG) and the National Low-Risk Gambling Advisory Committee (NLRG-AC). Together, scientific experts and key stakeholders will provide the best, most relevant recommendations for Canada’s LRGGs.
Low-Risk Gambling Guidelines Scientific Working Group
The LRGG-SWG is comprised of Canada’s top researchers in the gambling field. The LRGG-SWG provides expert advice and conducts research for the technical report on the LRGGs.
David Hodgins, University of Calgary (co-chair)
Matthew Young, CCSA (co-chair)
Shawn Currie, Alberta Health Services (special advisor)
Louise Nadeau, University of Montreal (senior advisor)
Catherine Paradis, CCSA, Senior Research and Policy Analyst
National Low-Risk Gambling Advisory Committee
The NLRG-AC brings together for the first-time key stakeholders from various gambling-related sectors: prevention, treatment, public health, regulation, finance and industry. The NLRG-AC provides guidance and will help with the mobilization and up-take of the LRGGs.
Louise Nadeau, University of Montreal (co-chair)
Rita Notarandrea, CCSA (co-chair)
Serge Brochu, Centre de réadaptation en dépendance de Montréal — Institut universitaire
John Carsley, Public Health Network
Kristianne Dechant, Canadian Consortium on Gambling Research
Richard Guay, Quebec Lobbyists Commissioner
Isabelle Martin, Loto-Québec
Monique Nadeau, Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux
Janice Nicotine, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
Kahlil Philander, British Columbia Lottery Corporation
Claudia Richea, NWT/Nunavut Lotteries
Shawn Rumble, Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board
Bill Rutsey, Canadian Gaming Association
Lynnette Skaalrud, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
Trudy Smit Quosai, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario
Jamie Wiebe, Responsible Gambling Council