Charitable Gaming For Community Good


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Charitable Gaming Supporting Communities Across Ontario

The world of gaming is changing before our eyes, but one reality remains constant: only Charitable Gaming delivers much-needed funding to thousands of local Ontario charities. It’s the only form of gaming that reinvests locally, promoting Community Good across the province.

Ontario Charitable Gaming Association supports over 2,200 charities and non-profits in their fundraising efforts. Funds are raised through regulated Charitable Gaming in Ontario.

Social service agencies, shelters, food banks, hospitals, youth groups, cultural organizations, seniors’ services, and service clubs all depend on Charitable Gaming funds as one source of revenue. Yet public awareness of the significant impact Charitable Gaming makes in our local communities remains low.

Did you know that at our 37 Charitable Gaming centres alone, charities and non-profits are projected to raise over $70 million this year to provide needed services in local communities? Break Open Nevada tickets sold through convenience stores and the many raffles held across the province also provide significant funds.

The impact of this support is nothing less than a game-changer for many charitable organizations. Charitable Gaming serves as a dependable pipeline for funding these local charities and non-profits, enabling them to support our communities most vulnerable populations.

“Being involved in Charitable Gaming allows us to support the valuable work we do in building lives free of violence. It is a great opportunity to fundraise for children and youth programming and family support. Many other important community agencies have a chance to do more and have more impact as a result of Charitable Gaming.” —Jannies Le, Executive Director, Armagh House (women’s shelter)

How many kids would miss out on camp without the Sudbury Charities Foundation, or on life-changing mentoring without Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada? How would 300 children and teens receive the online homework help they need without Drouillard Place, or the immeasurable support Bereaved Families of Ontario provides? How would autistic youth learn to trampoline without the Kingston Aeros Trampoline Club?

“For decades, Charitable Gaming has been a cornerstone for fundraising to assist local charities and non-profits. Our goal is to continue to raise awareness of the resulting important services and programs in communities all across Ontario.” —Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director, Ontario Charitable Gaming Association

Thanks for showing how much you care

To all the charities, their staff, the tireless volunteers, and everyone fundraising through Charitable Gaming—a heartfelt thank you for the invaluable support you offer the most vulnerable in our communities.

Learn more about the stories that have touched us. We expect they’ll do the same for you.

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Established in 1997, the OCGA is a not-for-profit representing our membership base of almost 2,000 Ontario charities and non-profits, advocating on their behalf for new products, technology and regulatory change in the charitable gaming industry. Our members rely on us to provide support and advocacy for the charitable gaming programs that generate important funding for registered charities and not-for-profits across Ontario.


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