In Ontario, services for problem gambling are provided through approximately 50 community agencies, and include initial assessment and treatment planning, community treatment, residential treatment, day/evening treatment, telephone counselling, individual/group/family counselling, and education/prevention services in the community of each agency. Some agencies provide services to special populations such as women, older adults, youth, and ethno-cultural groups.
The Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario (PGIO) has the largest specialized problem gambling treatment program in the Province, with clinical services specifically designed for those affected by their own gambling behaviour or that of a family member. Specialized services are available for youth and their families who are affected by addictions to gambling, as well as gaming and the Internet. Services for adults are also offered, as are specialized services for women, older adults, and members of ethno-cultural communities.