Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP)

The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program is a free service offering educational prevention programs designed to raise awareness of youth gambling, healthy/active living and making informed decisions. Together with the Ministry of Health, the YMCA believes educational awareness programs are essential to enhancing personal development and creating healthier communities. 

What does YGAP do in the community?

  • Offer youth accurate information to reduce harm and assist in making informed choices around gambling and other high-risk activities. 
  • Deliver interactive, curriculum-based awareness workshops for youth ages 8 to 24.
  • Offer educational workshops for parents, teachers, health professionals and other agencies and organizations working with youth.
  • Plan and implement events designed to promote community awareness and involvement in issues related to youth gambling. 
  • Facilitate youth-driven initiatives to promote youth expression and community action related to gambling. 


  1. What’s At Stake? Gambling Awareness (ages 8 to 14)
  2. What’s At Stake? Gambling Awareness (ages 15 to 24)
  3. Betting $ense: Financial Literacy (ages 9 to 14)
  4. Betting $ense: Financial Literacy (ages 15 to 24)
  5. Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling (ages 11 to 14)
  6. Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling (ages 15 to 24)
  7. Media Impact: Media Literacy (ages 11 to 14)
  8. Media Impact: Media Literacy (ages 15 to 18)
  9. Play It Safe! Health & Physical Education (ages 8 to 14)
  10. Stigma and Gambling (ages 15 to 24)
  11. Prevention Begins with Awareness: Workshop designed for parents, teachers, and adults involved in young people’s lives

To book a workshop please contact:

London, Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, and Sarnia
Keely Murdock, Youth Outreach Worker
Phone: 519-907-5500 ext 1055

Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent
Kristie Matte, Bilingual Youth Outreach Worker
Phone: 519-965-9335