Responsible Gambling Council

All in for Safer Gambling.

The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) is a respected, independent non-profit organization. We have been a leader in the prevention of problem gambling in Canada and globally for 40 years.

We exist to ensure that gambling safeguards are in place, to promote the wellbeing of people and communities. We believe that gambling should never come at a human cost. We seek to influence positive change and advance responsible gambling and lead standards, because we believe that:

  • People have a right to feel safe, to live happily, and to have access to support when they need it
  • Partnerships with the gambling industry can minimize the risks to their customers, their reputations and their business performance
  • Creating safe, sustainable gambling behaviours benefit both players and the industry

Our Vision: A world free of problem gambling

Our vision speaks to the twin pillars of prevention, helping individuals to avoid gambling problems in the first place, and mitigation, helping individuals and organizations to take effective action when problems arise.

Our Mission: To prevent problem gambling and reduce its impacts

We are committed to working with all stakeholders, including operators, regulators, players and families, to reduce the risks of gambling and provide information and resources to those who need support.

We assist operators and regulators by:

  • Undergoing jurisdictional reviews and program development and support
  • Providing training and advisory services for operators and their employees
  • Establishing standards and providing accreditation for land-based or Internet gambling
  • Bringing people together to promote dialogue and advance best practices

We assist players and families by:

  • Empowering those who choose to gamble to make informed choices
  • Building awareness and understanding of the risks associated with gambling and the strategies to prevent problem gambling and reduce harm
  • Helping to connect those affected by gambling problems, their own or their loved ones, to community supports

Our Core Values


We believe in human dignity and respect. We’re driven to build a positive future for everyone. We apply our knowledge to the creation of conditions that promote positive behavioural change.


We strive to meet the highest standards of professionalism and impartiality. We hold ourselves responsible for all that we do.


We believe it takes courage to make real change in the world. We appreciate the confidence in others and we are never afraid to offer honest, evidence-informed perspectives, even if they conflict with conventional wisdom.


We are inventive and resourceful, curious, and inquisitive by nature. As the world keeps changing, we are always on the lookout for new ways to turn knowledge into action.

Read our 5-year strategic plan

Our Game Changer strategic plan outlines how we plan to promote wellbeing amid the inherent risks of gambling.

Download the Strategic Plan

2022–2023 Annual Report

‘The Source for Insight. The Catalyst for Change.’ is the cornerstone of RGC’s mission to prevent problem gambling.

Read the 2022-2023 Annual Report

Get in touch with us

If you have questions or general comments, you can call, email or send us a message.

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