The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) authorizes the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to provide local charities, non-profit organizations and other eligible organizations with lottery and gaming licences. The Municipality ensures all legal requirements, including terms and conditions to the licences, are met by lottery licensees and any gaming supplies used by charities. The Criminal Code of Canada defines what types of gaming activities are illegal in Canada, and the provinces are assigned the responsibility to operate, licence and regulate legal forms of gaming.
Who can get a licence to conduct a lottery event?
If your organization is interested in lottery licensing, please submit a
Lottery Licensing Eligibility Review Application
and supporting documents to the Licensing Department.
Charitable organizations or non-profit organizations with charitable purposes may be permitted to conduct a lottery scheme to raise funds once a licence is issued. Organizations must have a demonstrated charitable or religious mandate to provide programs for:
- relief of poverty
- advancement of education
- advancement of religion
- other charitable purposes beneficial to the community, such as culture and the arts, health and welfare, amateur sports organization, enhancement of youth, enhancement of public safety, community service organizations, etc.
Your organization must:
- have been in existence and has provided charitable community services consistent with the goals and activities of the organization for at least one year in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent
- propose to use the proceeds for charitable programs and services that benefit Chatham-Kent and its residents
- assume full responsibility for the conduct and management of the lottery event
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent can only issue a lottery licence to an organization operating a lottery within Chatham-Kent. An individual is not eligible for a lottery licence.
Lottery Licensing Policy Manual
Lottery Licensing Policy Manual (LLPM) contains the policies and procedures that municipal and provincial officials must follow to issue and administer charitable gaming licences in Ontario. These policies reflect the mandate of the AGCO to regulate charitable lotteries to ensure they are conducted with honesty and integrity and in the public interest.
For more information on
Charitable Lottery Licensing Overview, visit the AGCO website.