Fairness for Break Open Nevada Charities and Not-for-Profits
Support Our Advocacy Efforts!
With an election underway in Ontario, OCGA is continuing to advocate for the elimination of the provincial Break Open Ticket Admin Fee that charities pay. We're asking the three main provincial political party leaders to commit to removing this fee. And at the same time, we are mobilizing charity support for this request so that on Day 1 of a new government, regardless of which party is in power, we're ready to show strong grassroots support.
We need your support!
If you're a charity or non-profit in Ontario that raises money through Break Open Nevada tickets, we need to hear from you. Please go to our special advocacy website – botfairness.com – and sign up to show your support so that we can put forward our case in the strongest possible terms.
Here are the facts:
Hospital foundations and volunteer auxiliaries, provincial health organizations, special needs services, mental health charities, seniors' groups, services for children and families, youth sports organizations, service clubs, volunteer firefighters, newcomer organizations and many others depend on the funds raised from Break Open Tickets to provide services in our Ontario communities.
Each year, these organizations raise a total of almost $17 million in net revenues. From that $17 million, they then have to pay $4.88 million to the Ontario Government in the form of the BOT Admin Fee leaving only $12 million for charities.
And that's in addition to the $2.1 million that these organizations have already paid in licence fees to government bodies. We want that money to go back to the sector to sustain this form of charitable fundraising.
Sign-up and Help Us Get This Money Back!