The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has decided to eliminate provincial funding for Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO). At a time when the provincial government is expanding access to gambling, resources to prevent gambling problems and related harms should be increased and not slashed. GREO has been advised to wind down operations immediately.
In 2018, the Ontario government took in a record $2.5 billion in revenue from gambling. GREO's total budget is less than 1/1000th (or .1 percent) of this amount. With this small investment from the Ontario government, GREO has: