Manitoba Longitudinal Study of Young Adults

In 2006, the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission (MGCC), Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and Manitoba Lotteries partnered to fund the MLSYA, which followed 679 Manitobans between the ages of 18 and 20 over a five year period from 2007 to 2011.  Long-term studies that track the same individuals over time are the optimal methodology for understanding young adults’ changing gambling behaviour and for identifying the biological, psychological and sociocultural factors that can be linked to these changes.

Although the MLSYA was designed as a gambling study, the dataset contains a wealth of instruments that can be used to examine many issues affecting young adults in Manitoba. Along with our MLSYA partners, the LGA is pleased to make this valuable longitudinal dataset available to external researchers. If you are interested in applying for access to this dataset, please click here for the MLSYA Data Access Program Guidelines and Application.

Report: MLSYA Summary Report (2016)


The MGCC Research Department coordinated the MLSYA on behalf of the project partners and the LGA currently coordinates the MLSYA Data Access Program. Please email our Research Department or contact us at 204-954-9400 with any questions about the MLSYA.