CCSA is working with stakeholders and partners to develop Canada’s first Lower-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 Lower-risk Gambling Guidelines Scientific Working Group (LRGG-SWG) and the National Lower-risk Gambling Advisory Committee (NLRG-AC). Together, scientific experts and key stakeholders will provide the best, most relevant recommendations for Canada’s LRGGs.
Lower-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)
Catherine Paradis, CCSA (co-chair)
Matthew Young, CCSA (co-chair)
Natacha Brunelle, University of Québec at Trois-Rivières
Shawn Currie, Alberta Health Services
Magali Dufour, University of Sherbrook
Marie-Claire Flores-Pajot, CCSA
Louise Nadeau, University of Montreal
National Lower-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)
Eric Baich, Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
Serge Brochu, Centre de réadaptation en dépendance de Montréal — Institut universitaire
Paul Burns, Canadian Gaming Association
Peter Butt, University of Saskatchewan
John Carsley, Public Health Network
Kristianne Dechant, Canadian Consortium on Gambling Research
Ksenia Gasper, Lotteries Yukon
Richard Guay, Quebec Lobbyists Commissioner
Lucie Lépine, Quebec Ministry of Finance
Isabelle Martin, Loto-Québec and Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling (CPRG)
Sonya Trudeau, Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux
Janice Nicotine, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
Claudia Richea, NWT/Nunavut Lotteries
Janine Robinson, Responsible Gambling Council
Shawn Rumble, Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board
Hubert Sacy, Mise sur Toi
Lynnette Skaalrud, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
Trudy Smit Quosai, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario