Lottery Licensing

Did You Know......

A lottery exists if money is paid or some other consideration is given for a chance to win a prize.  This includes draws for baskets, penny sales and fifty-fifty draws.  It is a violation of the Criminal Code of Canada to conduct a lottery scheme without a license. 

To be eligible for lottery licensing, the Applicant must qualify as a Charitable, Religious or Non-profit organization.  The qualifications are as follows:

•a)    The Relief of Poverty
•b)    The Advancement of Education
•c)    The Advancement of Religion
•d)    Other Charitable Purposes Beneficial to the Community

Ineligible Groups:

•a)    Profit making entities
•b)    No charitable mandate i.e.) political, business, administrative, government
•c)    Municipalities, their agencies or departments
•d)    Promotes private benefits to a restricted class of members
•e)    Sub-groups or auxiliaries(must be legally, financially and organizationally independent)
•f)     Fund raising entities that do not have any other programs or services

An organization must be in existence for at least one year before being considered eligible for Lottery Licensing.

What else do I need to know?

All proceeds from lottery events must be deposited into a designated lottery trust account and reported on regularly until all proceeds are spent.

If you are unsure of whether you need a license to conduct your event, please call the Licensing Clerk at (905)835-2901 Extension 121.  Conducting a lottery event without a license can jeopardize future licensing opportunities.


Click here for a copy of the Raffle Lottery Application or Raffle Report

 
 

AGCO DOCUMENTS

All Lottery Events:

Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/4240_g_4.pdf

Lottery Licensing Policy Manual*  
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/llpm_2019e.pdf

*The AGCO recommends that licensees read Chapters 1 - 3, plus the chapter for the applicable type of lottery event.

Raffles (see below for Catch the Ace):

Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6004a_raffle_tc_eng.pdf

Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6004_g.pdf

Lottery Report
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6347_g.pdf

Blanket Raffles:

Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6004a_raffle_tc_eng.pdf

Application to Manage and Conduct a Blanket Raffle Lottery
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/3155.pdf

Blanket Raffle Lottery Report
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/3156_g.pdf

Break Open Tickets:

Break Open Ticket Licence Terms and Conditions
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/4016_g.pdf

Schedule of Approved Break Open Ticket Types and Associated Expense Maximums
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/4016a_bot_ticket_types_en_3.pdf

Break Open Ticket Lottery Report
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/4218_bot_lottery_rpt.pdf

Bazaars:

Bazaar Licence Terms and Conditions
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/3010e_bazaar_tc.pdf

Application to Manage and Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6005_g.pdf

Lottery Report
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6347_g.pdf

Catch the Ace:

Raffle Licence Terms and Conditions
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6004a_raffle_tc_eng.pdf

Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6004_g.pdf

Catch the Ace Raffle Report
https://www.agco.ca/sites/default/files/6044_g.pdf