Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia


Gambling Awareness

In 1998, Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS-formerly the Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation) was formed as a not-for-profit, arms-length government organization for the purpose of receiving and distributing funds that would support communities to reduce the harmful effects of gambling. These funds are generated from a percentage of VLT revenues, matched by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation.

Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) is accountable to the Minister of Health and Wellness. GANS' core functions have been integrated into the Department of Health and Wellness. The current board members are the following staff of the Department:

Chair: Acting Deputy Minister Jeannine LaGassé
Members: Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang and
Executive Director of Corporate Policy, Planning and
Process Kimberlee Barro

Research Nova Scotia is currently administering Community Project Grants and Research Grant competitions on behalf of GANS. The deadline for grant proposals is March 3, 2020. For more information, please visit: