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TAKING CONTROL: MNO’s Gaming & Gambling Awareness Program offers new supports for Online Gaming

Updated: Jul 15

Are your virtual gaming habits becoming a real-life problem? You’re not alone.


Gaming can be a great source of fun and escapism, especially during these past pandemic months. However, when your hobby becomes a problem and starts to consume your life, it might be time to set down the controller and take control of your life.


Thanks to a new partnership between the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Gaming and Gambling Awareness Program (MNO G-GAP) and Game Quitters, there are new supports to help gamers and their families regain control over their lives, online and off.


We are pleased to announce three new programs will be offered: 1) Respawn Virtual Gamer Program, 2) Reclaim Virtual Family Program, and 3) One to One Coaching supports



All programs are free and open to youth, families and adults.

Contact: ggap@metisnation.org for more information or to access services





Respawn Virtual Gamer Program

How to quit playing videogames



The Respawn Virtual Gamer Program is a proven step-by-step virtual guide on how to quit gaming and get your life back on track.


This online program contains the latest scientific and best practices of video game addiction and recovery. The program is comprised of ten video lessons, audio files, eBook, easy to follow exercises, workbook and community supports. Learn about:

  • The psychology that keeps people gaming

  • Beating urges and cravings to avoid relapse

  • Replacing gaming with new hobbies

  • Strategies to stop procrastinating and be more productive





Reclaim Virtual Family Program

For families with gamers of all ages, including advice for age-related concerns




Developed by world-renowned gaming experts, therapists, and parents, the Reclaim Virtual Family Program is evidence-informed and proven to reduce conflict, manage problematic gaming, & get your gamer back.


The Reclaim online program is a self-guided program with 40+ lessons that combine videos, written material, and workshops to help families develop the skills and tools to fight gaming problems effectively. Families will learn:

  • How to reduce arguments and conflict over gaming

  • How to improve communication, so you see results

  • How to build and implement a realistic plan for your family

  • How to control gaming and screen time in a tech-centric world

  • How to manage tantrums and explosive behaviours

  • How to find replacement activities to replace boredom






One to One Coaching

A personalized approach




Every family and situation is unique and requires a personal touch. Our coaching philosophy is practical and provides you with measurable results and immediate impact. You will learn techniques and strategies to improve communication, reduce conflict and feel more confident as a parent and/or gamer.


A non-judgmental and compassionate coach will help you develop the skills necessary for yourself or your family.



What is the MNO Gaming and Gambling Awareness Program (G-GAP)?


The MNO G-GAP raises awareness and assists with the prevention of problem gambling, gaming and technology use. As part of the MNO’s Community Wellbeing branch, the G-GAP offers culture-based tools, resources, staff training, assessments, supports, workshops and activities across Ontario. To access these supports and similar programs please contact:


Taylor Rawson

Gaming and Gambling Health Promotion Specialist

ggap@metisnation.org

613-340-2714

www.metisgaming.com

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