Participate in a Draw to Help Ontario Charities

When you purchase raffle tickets or participate in other licensed games, you help to fund thousands of charities and non-profits across many sectors in Ontario.

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Raffles & Other

Raffles are a popular fundraising tool used by service clubs, legions, churches and hospitals. For raffles under $50,000 organizations apply for a license from their municipality. For over $50,000 they must apply to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

There are many types of raffles including 50/50 draws, calendar-based prize giveaways, blanket raffles and a new Catch the Ace game where tickets are sold until the Ace of Spades in selected. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario recently introduced Phase 1 of licensing for electronic raffles. This will ease the administrative burden for many organizations that depend on raffles for revenues.

Social Gaming events are gaming events held in conjunction with another activity to raise funds for an organization. These events include only Blackjack or Wheel of Fortune and are licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

Approval must also be sought from your local municipality to host these events. Equipment for the games must be acquired from a registered gaming supplier. The important element is that there must be another purpose to your event in addition to a gaming opportunity.

Proudly supporting these and other
Ontario charities and non-profits

  • Navy League, Barrie
  • _Fiddlesticks Community Centre, Cambridge
  • Canadian Deafblind Association Ontario Chapter
  • Windsor Regional Hospital
  • Talbot Teen Centre, St-Thomas
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ajax Pickering
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 St Catharines
  • Hospice Palliative Care Ontario

Raffles & Other Licensed Gaming Support
Ontario Charities.

When you purchase raffle tickets or participate in other licensed games, you help to fund thousands of charities and non-profits across many sectors in Ontario. These include hospitals and provincial health charities, services for children and families, support programs for seniors, legions and service clubs, educational groups, services for special needs, multicultural groups, youth sports organizations and art and music groups.