Ontario
Help in Other Lanugages

The Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline provides service in English and French.

If you don’t speak English or French, we will access a translation service for you.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Call us at 1-888-230-3505
  2. Identify your language
  3. Participate in a three-way call with a translator

We can provide service in over 170 languages, including Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, Greek, Polish, Russian, and Serbian.

Multilingual Problem Gambling Services

Are you concerned about your own gambling of the gambling of someone you care about? Do you prefer to communicate in a language other than English?

A network of trained professionals is available to provide culturally competent problem gambling support and treatment services to individuals and family members. These services are available in many languages, and can be reached through toll-free numbers. Services are free and confidential.

Agencies are also welcome to contact this network, called the Multilingual Problem Gambling Service, for consultation purposes.

Listed below is contacted information for agencies that are able to provide you with information and telephone counselling:

Arabic Arab Community Centre of Toronto www.arabcommunitycentre.com 1-888-472-8386
Chinese Chinese Family Services of Ontario www.Chinesefamilyso.com 1-866-979-8298
Farsi Centre for Addiction and Mental Health www.ProblemGambling.ca 1-888-647-4414
Finnish Centre for Addiction and Mental Health www.ProblemGambling.ca 1-888-647-4414
French Centre for Addiction and Mental Health www.ProblemGambling.ca 1-888-647-4414
Greek Centre for Addiction and Mental Health www.ProblemGambling.ca 1-888-647-4414
Italian COSTI Immigrant Services www.costi.org 1-866-222-9993
Korean For You Telecare Family Services www.futfs.org 1-866-222-9993
Malay Arab Community Centre of Toronto www.arabcommunitycentre.com 1-888-472-8386
Polish Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services www.polycultural.org 1-877-533-1209
Portuguese COSTI Immigrant Services www.costi.org 1-866-222-9993
Russian Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services www.polycultural.org 1-877-533-1209
Spanish COSTI Immigrant Services www.costi.org 1-866-222-9993
Spanish Community Outreach Programs in Addictions (COPA) www.copacomunity.ca 1-866-232-3621
Tagalog Kababayan Community Centre www.kababayan.org 1-888-689-0988
Urdu Centre for Addiction and Mental Health www.ProblemGambling.ca 1-888-647-4414
Vietnamese Vietnamese Association, Toronto www.vatoronto.ca 1-866-660-7255

Resources and information is available in many languages at www.ProblemGambling.ca