Paul W. Smith is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at BCLC and a driving force in the field of responsible gambling within B.C. Prior to joining BCLC in 2006, Paul spent more than two decades in human resources, public affairs and communications in the Canadian brewing industry.
Paul works closely with colleagues from other gaming jurisdictions, researchers, program developers and problem gambling treatment providers from around the world to develop and lead BCLC responsible gambling programs. He has presented on various responsible gambling topics at numerous conferences and is a representative on the Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling, and was the founding chair of the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation’s (ILC) Responsible Gambling sub-committee.
In 2009, Paul and his team were instrumental in BCLC receiving the highest level of certification for responsible gambling programs by the World Lottery Association (WLA). In 2010 they also received WLA’s Best Overall Responsible Gaming Program Award.
Paul received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, a Master of Divinity degree from the University of St. Michael’s College and the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Communications Management from Syracuse University.