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Charitable Gaming (cGaming) is a partnership initiative between OLG, private sector operators, municipalities and charitable organizations in Ontario. It aims to provide stable, consistent and direct fundraising opportunities for organizations that support programs and services in communities across the province.
Organizations that are interested in participating in this initiative must apply for eligibility to their local municipality. In order to qualify, an organization must have charitable purposes that support individuals in Ontario. Eligibility is reviewed and approved at the discretion of the municipal authority.
Once approved, organizations are scheduled to participate with their local Charitable Gaming Association. Individuals volunteer their time in a local Charitable Gaming Centre – a unique entertainment facility offering a mix of paper and electronic bingo, electronic lottery games, and food and beverage options. Volunteers support guests in these fun and energetic gaming centres while showcasing the important work they do to support their communities.
Participating organizations receive fundraising dollars monthly based on the volunteer time contributed. Organizations are permitted to utilize their funds for approved purposes that support programs and services for Ontario residents. Each month, organizations report their use of proceeds to their Municipality.
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Charitable Gaming (cGaming) is a partnership between OLG, private sector operators, municipalities and charitable organization in Ontario. It aims to provide stable, consistent and direct fundraising opportunities for organizations who service communities across the province.
Organizations that are interested in participating in this initiative must apply for eligibility from their local municipality. In order to qualify, an organization must have charitable purposes that support individuals within Ontario. Eligibility is reviewed on a case by case basis and is subject to approval at the discretion of the municipal authority.
Once eligibility is obtained, organizations are scheduled to participate with their local cGaming Association. Individuals volunteer their time in a local cGaming Centre; a unique entertainment facility offering a mix of paper and electronic bingo, electronic lottery games, and food and beverage options. Volunteers participate in roles in this fun and energetic atmosphere that support our guests, and showcase the important work they do to support their communities.
cGaming participants receive fundraising dollars on a monthly basis based on how many time slots their volunteers attend. Organizations are permitted to utilize their funds for approved purposes which support programs and services that provide a direct benefit to Ontario residents. Each month, members report to their Municipality on the use of their proceeds.
“Camphill Communities Ontario is an accredited not-for-profit organization that provides support services to adults with developmental disabilities in Simcoe County. We support people in directing their own lives and in promoting partnerships, opportunities, well-being, freedom and contributions in their community. Camphill’s mission is to enrich society by creating meaningful opportunities to live, learn, and work together, and to build a community where people of diverse abilities enjoy quality of life and personal growth in a rich social and cultural environment. Fundraising dollars raised through Charitable Gaming are integral to our agency, and we wouldn’t be able to support so many individuals without these funds.”
In 2023, Camphill Communities Ontario raised over $18,000 through their participation with Charitable Gaming, which was used to support their operations at their Angus, Ontario farm residence.
“For nearly 30 years, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre has been working towards ending violence against women in Renfrew County. The Centre provides financial assistance, education and peer support to survivors accessing our services. Funds raised through our involvement with Charitable Gaming have allowed us to support over 1,000 survivors of sexual violence and their families. Our partnership with Charitable Gaming allows our organization to provide a 24/7 crisis support line, transportation for clients, and conduct in-depth training for our dedicated volunteers.”
In 2023, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County raised over $24,000 through their participation with Charitable Gaming, allowing them to work toward ending violence against women in their Community.
“Our annual 3-day festival, highlighting the diverse cultural threads of our Community, is proud to be celebrating its 40th year. We strive to promote understanding, appreciation and inclusivity by removing barriers and providing an open forum to learn and interact with the various cultures that make up our beautiful City. Our partnership with Charitable Gaming allows us to expand our promotions and subsidize costs associated with the organization of this integral event in the City of Brampton.”
In 2023, Carabram raised over $86,000 through their participation with Charitable Gaming, which was used to provide members of their community with a rich, culturally diverse festival experience.
“The Navy League of Canada is proud to have supported youth for over 100 years in Windsor and Essex County. Offering free programs to youth aged 12-18, we look to foster the development of leadership skills, citizenship and physical wellbeing for the young people involved. The funds we raise through Charitable Gaming allow us to purchase sailboats, safety and band equipment and off-sets costs for competitive events. Without this partnership we wouldn’t be able to support our 80+ sea cadets annually.”
In 2023, the Windsor branch of Navy League of Canada raised over $21,000 through their partnership with Charitable Gaming, which allows them to make a positive impact on the lives of many youth in their community.
“We are dedicated to increasing literacy in Niagara region though our volunteer tutoring programs that assist adults with improving their reading, writing and numeracy skills. Our aim is to lessen the percentage of adults in our community who do not have the literacy they need for home, work and everyday life. The partnership we have with Charitable Gaming provides us with the resources we need to deliver training and workshops to our tutors, develop our offering of programs and purchase materials that are integral to the success of individuals accessing our services.”
In 2023, the Niagara Literacy Council raised over $20,000 through their partnership with Charitable Gaming, allowing them to make a difference in the lives of individuals in their Community.