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The survey, Portrait des jeux de hasard et d’argent en ligne au Québec : regards sur une transformation amorcée en temps de pandémie, aims to provide a portrait of Quebec’s adult population’s online gambling habits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will consist of six phases over a four-year period.

The first phase, currently underway, is a population-wide survey. This survey will allow us to portray Quebecers' online gambling habits since the start of the pandemic.

For the second phase, we will examine in-depth and retroactively the online gambling experience of Quebecers through qualitative interviews.

In phases three to six, we will contact participants to gather information on the evolution of their gambling habits over time. This information will allow us to study the short, medium and long-term effects of the pandemic on online gambling .

This investigation will collect data to support the Ministry of Health and Social Services, as well as other governmental agencies developing and implementing public policies and interventions that are adapted to the needs of the population.

Information for participants 

Will the information I share be protected?

The information you provide in this project will be kept strictly confidential. All research material will be stored on Concordia University’s secure server. No personal information will be disseminated in any presentations or publications. The results will always be presented in a summarized way to avoid the identification of respondents.

For any questions regarding the research project, you may contact the project coordinator:

Jessica Agathangelou
Tel: 1-866-924-0524

For any questions related to ethics, you can contact the Concordia Ethics Office:

Research Ethics, Concordia University
Tel: 514-848-2424, ext. 7481

Research Team

Sylvia Kairouz, Ph.D. Chairholder of the Research Chair on Gambling Studies (FRQ-SC/Fondation Mise-sur-toi), Director of the HERMES research team (FRQ-SC), Full Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University

Name Affiliation
Annie-Claude Savard, Ph.D.  Associate professor, School of Social Work and Criminology, Université Laval
Magaly Brodeur, MD, Ph.D. Associate professor, Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke
Magali Dufour, Ph.D. Associate professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Francine Ferland, Ph.D.  Researcher at CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, Associate professor, School of Psychology, Université Laval
Martin French, Ph.D. Associate professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia Univeristy
Eva Monson, Ph.D. Assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke
Adèle Morvannou, Ph.D.  Assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke

Name Affiliation
Jean-François Biron      Coordinator of the “communauté de pratique en prévention des dépendances”, Planning, research and programming officer, CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, Regional Public Health Department
Nadine Blanchette-Martin Planning, programming and research officer at the CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches and the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale in the Mental Health and Addiction Programs
Jean-Michel Costes    Scientific Director, Observatoire des Jeux in France
Ingo Fiedler, Ph.D. Researcher, Concordia University and Gambling Research Team at University of Hamburg

Valérie Van Mourik  

Research Clinician at CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Centre de réadaptation en dépendance de Montréal
Michael Wohl, Ph.D. Full professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University

Name Affiliation
Jessica Agathangelou Project coordinator, Research Chair on Gambling, Concordia University

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