A Conference on Gambling, Culture, Community and Intervention: Learning from Indigenous Experiences

March 6, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Online Event: 
Postal address: 
Ramada Plaza Hotel
300 Jarvis St.
Toronto, ON


Hosted by COSTI Immigrant Services in partnership with the Ontario Resource Group on Gambling, Ethnicity and Culture.

This conference is for mainstream community service providers, problem gambling counsellors, addiction counsellors, settlement workers, health officials, researchers, credit counsellors, bankruptcy trustees, students and all social service providers interested in the issue of problem gambling and how it affects ethno-cultural communities.

The theme of this year’s conference is Learning from Indigenous Experiences.

Lindsay (Swooping Hawk) Kretschmer, Executive Director, Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council will present the keynote address titled, “Indigenous Network Building: Tools for How to Build Your Indigenous Network”.

Other presentations will include, “Is Gambling Our Tradition?: An Indigenous Perspective” by the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC), and “Cultural Factors and Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling” by the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI).

Registration is free, but seats are limited so please register no later than Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Please complete the attached Registration Form and return to Farishta Dinshaw via email at Farishta.Dinshaw@costi.org or fax to 416- 244-7299.

COSTI would like to acknowledge the financial support received from the Government of Ontario.

For further information, contact Farishta Dinshaw via phone at (647) 245 4300, or email Farishta.Dinshaw@costi.org