Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Problem Gambling Portal


"I Envision... a web portal that builds not just an online community, but fosters a real community of staff, researchers, clients, and their supporters working together and sharing for the common good.”

The Client

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital and research facility. CAMH succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness, by applying the latest in scientific advances, through integrated clinical practice, health promotion, education and research. ProblemGambling.ca is an online community supported by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). This website contains information about problem gambling for individuals concerned about their own, or someone else’s gambling. ProblemGambling.ca also provides an online space for professionals to exchange knowledge and resources about problem gambling.

ProblemGambling.ca new home page

The Solution

Envision IT created a public website for CAMH’s Problem Gambling Project, which launched in 2008. Envision IT was subsequently engaged to redesign the site and develop a simple framework for developing collaborative sub-sites.  The website is accessed by organizations, the general public and professionals in the field.  The website was created using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007) and leverages the Web Content Management features of SharePoint.  Envision IT’s Extranet User Manager was also deployed, which allows users who are not members of the CAMH staff, such as Researchers, Provincial partners, Government employees and problem gambling organizations outside Ontario to securely log into the site.  The solution also provides simpler password changes and retrieval, and easier management of users by non-IT staff.

Self-service account creation Secure Login

The Results

  • A more functional and better organized site, increasing user adoption
  • Web content can be managed by non-technical staff
  • Simplified framework for sub-site development
  • Customized site access based on user login
  • Self-serve lost password retrieval
  • English and French support

“During the last year we've had the pleasure of working with one of Envision IT's excellent project managers. Our website's creative redesign and MOSS customized technical requirements were driven by Envision IT's excellent customer service and attention to detail.”

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