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About My Gambling Support Services

If you are here because you are impacted by your gambling or the gambling of someone close to you, I can help.  I am a contractor with the BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program and we are committed to providing free, confidential services to the residents of British Columbia who are affected by gambling.

I am Margaret Sigsworth, an outreach support contractor. Since 2008, I have been working with people who are worried about their own or a loved one's gambling.  That could be anything from someone wanting a quick check-in to discuss their realistic chances of winning, to someone concerned about an addiction to gambling.  No concern is too small or too large to bring to me or any of the other outreach support contractors in the province. There is always hope, with work and time, things do get better.

I have a master's degree in counselling psychology but working with gamblers and their families since 2008 has really been my education in this field.  Casinos and online gambling have their own language and culture that are useful to understand. 

I will work with you to discover what services may help you on your journey.  There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to support.  Everyone is different and their path will be their own, but there is a lot of support available to help people along their way.  Please check out the RESOURCES page to see some of the support available.  There are also many community supports not listed there that may help in your particular journey. 

I can help you find:

  • Counselling

  • Support Groups

  • Legal Advice

  • Financial and Budgeting Advice

  • Food and Shelter Services

  • Health and Wellness Agencies

  • Online Self Help Tools

  • Gambling Site Blocking and Management Apps

The best way to start is for us to talk. We can connect a number of ways and I will respond within 48 hours, usually less:

Call or text me at 778-773-3936

Email me at mesigsworth@shaw.ca

Call the 24/7 Gambling Support Line 1-888-795-6111

Areas covered:

Vancouver

North Vancouver

West Vancouver

Squamish

Whistler

Coquitlam

Port Coquitlam

Port Moody

As a white settler, I am grateful to have built my life on the unceded and traditional lands of the Kwikwetlem First Nation.  I acknowledge the inequity of living on land that the Kwikwetlam people had stewardship of for at least 4500 years, without their formal approval.