This year marks the tenth in which the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours at McGill University, and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) have partnered with lotteries in North America and around the world to share the message that lottery tickets should not be purchased as holiday gifts for children.
The initiative was covered in detail recently by The Suburban, Quebec's largest English-language weekly newspaper. Please click here to read the article, titled "Lotteries join campaign urging adults to give responsibly this holiday season: McGill," and published December 8, 2017.
Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky is Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours at McGill University's Faculty of Education. Dr. Derevensky is James McGill Professor and Chair with the Faculty of Education's Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, is co-appointed as Professor with McGill's Department of Psychiatry, and is Co-Director of the McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-Being (IHDW). Dr. Derevensky's work with gambling problems among children and adolescents has resulted in important social policy and governmental changes.