A Chance for Change

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A Chance for Change group is a 12 week psycho-educational support group for anyone struggling with problematic gambling behavior including, but not limited to, casino gambling, sports betting, lottery tickets, on-line poker and stock market investing. Topics include: the problem gambling behavioural chain, dealing with triggers and high risk situations, understanding chance/probability, gambling traps/illusions, recognizing erroneous gambling thoughts and developing relapse prevention strategies.


  • To increase knowledge and awareness of problem gambling.
  • To learn behavioural and cognitive interventions for problem gambling behaviour.
  • To learn relapse prevention skills for problem gambling behaviour.
  • To provide a supportive and safe environment for participants.

Stage of Change: Any stage of change

Structure: Psycho-educational and Support

Referral process: Open to community. Please contact Elizabeth Vano to register.

When:   Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Group will be facilitated online during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Elizabeth Vano

Concurrent Disorders Clinician
Phone: (519) 754-0253 x2116
Fax: 519-754-0264