Problem Gambling Community Treatment Service

Type of Service

Addictions Treatment - Problem Gambling

Program Description

Vasantham uses community informational and educational sessions, media programs and one to one personal, group and family therapeutic counselling techniques to help clients and their families to overcome problems associated with gambling. Individually tailored treatment plan will be designed in collaboration with client after having initial screening, assessment and case analysis. The treatment plan will focus on general themes related to problem gambling and as well as specific psychosocial and mental health concerns for clients and for her or his family. The number of sessions will be decided based on the complexity of the problem and need of clients and her or his family. Additional referral will be made if needed. Sessions will be in Tamil and English. Community and public awareness is coordinated through outreach programs such as introduction sessions with organizations that work with Tamil/ Sinhala communities and the groups, ethno-cultural media programs.

Access Information

Clients or family members of clients or groups that are interested in outreach session on problem gambling can contact Vasantham through the toll free number, site telephone number or fax. If they are unable to reach a person they can leave message with name and contact number. The counselor will contact them directly and will provide further information to continue the services.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-847-4172
Toll-Free 855-440-1010
Fax 416-261-9824

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Counties: (Durham; Halton; Peel; Toronto; York)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


Tamil English


Tuesday 1400-1900
Thursday 1000-1400