To qualify for a lottery licence, a charitable, not for profit organization has to demonstrate an eligible mandate. These types of organizations provide programs or services for:
- Relief of poverty;
- Advancement of education;
- Advancement of religion; and
- Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community.
Organizations are to be approved by the Licensing Section as eligibile for gaming prior to conducting lottery schemes within the City of Burlington. Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements for more information.
The following types of organizations are not considered charitable by the Province of Ontario for lottery licensing purposes:
- Social clubs, Adult hobby groups, Adult sports teams
- Professional associations, unions, employee groups;
- Elected representative groups including municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments;
- Government ministries, agents or bodies;
- Political lobby groups, Political parties;
- Those promoting political doctrine;
- Those attempting to bring about or oppose change in the law or government policy;
- Municipal councils, municipal corporations and their administrative departments; and
- Organizations established solely for the purposes of fundraising.
- Private sports clubs (e.g., golf, curling); and
For more information on lottery licensing, please visit the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) website at http://www.agco.on.ca/en/ft.features/ft3.gaming.app.form.html#1
The following documents are also available from the AGCO website:
Application Forms for all Gaming Events
Terms and Conditions for all Gaming Events
The Lottery Licence Policy Manual
Use of Proceeds
Eligibility Requirements and Regulations
Reports for all Gaming Events
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