Resolution 1996.11: Gambling Addiction

November 05, 2013

Whereas, a significant number of Canadians, including those under the age of 18, are engaging in gambling and are at risk of becoming addicts; and

Whereas, gambling addiction can lead to debt, neglect, family problems, depression, criminal activity and loss of job, home, family and friends; and

Whereas, rehabilitation costs related to gambling addiction have escalated; therefore, be it

Resolved, that the national council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in 76th annual national convention assembled, recommends that provincial councils request their provincial and territorial governments to provide:

  • gambling addiction education via curriculum and the media, particularly toward youth; and
  • increased funding to agencies responsible for education, prevention and treatment of gambling addictions; and
  • enforcement of age restrictions in gambling establishments.