YMCA of Central East Ontario

Site: Peterborough

Service: Balsillie Family Branch - Youth Gambling Awareness Program

Description (Service) COVID19 YGAP has shifted all workshops to online webinar format that can be booked by contacting the region's Youth Outreach Worker, Steve Keller. 
Free educational prevention program intended to raise youth awareness about gambling which operates through a neutral, evidence based lens, promoting harm reduction strategies for youth regarding gambling and risky behaviors.  
* Aims to reduce the harm associated with youth gambling and risk-taking behaviours 
* Provides information about community resources and referrals to local service providers who can help with a potential gambling problem 
* Workshop agendas developed with Ministry of Education curriculum as a resource 
* Interactive sessions and educational workshops for adults involved in young people's lives, parents, teachers and health professionals 
* Offers workshops regarding Gambling Awareness, Media Literacy, Financial Literacy, Video gaming, Probability & Study of Chance; and Stigma & Mental Health 
* Develop and participate in annual Community Involvement events, health fairs, financial wellness fairs  
* Develop annual Youth Engagement projects, working with youth groups as stakeholders in their own success in a project form of their choosing to promote harm reduction and awareness
Service Details
Hours Vary, call for details
Areas Served Hastings County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Ages: 8 year(s) - 24 year(s) 
Youth and young adults * adults and professionals working with youth
Application Contact for more information
Languages English ; French - Programs
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
123 Aylmer St S
Peterborough, ON K9J 3H8
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Intersection Aylmer St and Romaine St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-748-9622 ext 228
After Hours Phone 705-927-3901
Fax 705-741-3719
E-Mail steve.keller@ceo.ymca.ca
Website www.ymcaofceo.ca/membership-branches/balsillie-family-branch-peterborough/outreach
Primary Contact Steve Keller B. Ed., Youth Outreach Worker

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