Lottery Licenses

Charitable gaming refers to lottery schemes permitted by a licence under the Criminal Code of Canada. A lottery is defined as "any time consideration is paid for a chance to win a prize" where consideration (cash) is paid for a chance (ticket/card) to win a prize.

These may include bingos, raffles, break open tickets and Monte Carlo events held by charitable and religious organizations.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for administering the lottery licensing program in the province - municipalities are partners with the AGCO in issuing lottery licenses to eligible charitable and religious organizations.

Who can get a licence to conduct a lottery event?

Who can get a licence to conduct a lottery event?

Canada's Criminal Code permits charitable and religious organizations to conduct a lottery scheme to raise funds once a licence is issued. Organizations must have a demonstrated charitable or religious mandate to provides programs for:

  • relief of poverty;
  • advancement of education;
  • advancement of religion;
  • other charitable purposes beneficial to the community

The following pre-requisites are mandatory to be considered eligible for a lottery licence:

  • Organizations must be in existence for at least one (1) year.
  • The organization must have a place of business in Ontario; demonstrate that is established to provide charitable services, in Ontario and use proceeds for objects or purposes which benefit Ontario residents.
  • The Township of South-West Oxford will only issue a lottery licence to an organization which operates charitable facilities or programs within the County of Oxford.

The primary purposes of an organization are determined by considering:

  • The mandate of the organization as set out in its incorporation documents or documents stating the organization's objects.
  • The objects of the organization as described in its application for licence.
  • The services which have actually been provided by the organization to the community.

What types of organizations are not eligible for lottery licensing?

  • social clubs
  • professional associations, union, employee groups
  • elected representative groups including municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments (includes Committees of Council)
  • government ministries, agents or bodies
  • political lobby groups
  • political parties
  • adult hobby groups
  • private sports club (e.g., golf/curling)
  • adult sports teams
  • individual youth sports teams

If one of these groups wishes to raise funds to donate to charities, it must become recognized as a charitable organization with an established charitable mandate, either through incorporation or by constitution and by-laws, and apply for lottery licenses to be used for projects or donations that are consistent with its charitable mandate.

Proceeds from lotteries must be used for a charitable or religions objects or purpose only, and be used within the Province of Ontario

What types of organizations are not eligible for lottery licensing?

  • social clubs
  • professional associations, union, employee groups
  • elected representative groups including municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments (includes Committees of Council)
  • government ministries, agents or bodies
  • political lobby groups
  • political parties
  • adult hobby groups
  • private sports club (e.g., golf/curling)
  • adult sports teams
  • individual youth sports teams

If one of these groups wishes to raise funds to donate to charities, it must become recognized as a charitable organization with an established charitable mandate, either through incorporation or by constitution and by-laws, and apply for lottery licenses to be used for projects or donations that are consistent with its charitable mandate.

Proceeds from lotteries must be used for a charitable or religions objects or purpose only, and be used within the Province of Ontario

Municipal Contacts
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Mary Ellen Greb
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 225
Email: cao@swox.org
 
Clerk
Lisa VanderWallen
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 223
Email: clerk@swox.org
 
Treasurer
Diane Larder
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 224
Email: dlarder@swox.org
 
Revenue Officer
Stacy Weicker
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 222
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Chief Building Official (CBO)
Vacant
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Email: building@swox.org
Building Inspector
Jason Brunt
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Administrative Assistant - Building
Deb Dawson
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 228
Email: building@swox.org
 
Development Planner
Community and Strategic Planning Office,
County of Oxford

Jennifer Roth,
Phone: 519-539-9800 Ext. 3203
Email: jroth@oxfordcounty.ca
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Jason Brunt
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 233
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Drainage
Jason Brunt
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Treasurer
Diane Larder
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 224
Email: dlarder@swox.org
 
Revenue Officer
Stacy Weicker
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 222
Email: revenueofficer@swox.org
 
Payroll Administrator
Brooke Crane
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 226
Email: payroll@swox.org
 
Administrative Assistant
Laura Pickersgill
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 221
Email: generaladmin@swox.org
 
Fire Chief & CEMC
Jeff VanRybroeck
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 257
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Works Superintendent
Bill Freeman
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 260
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Foreman
Larry Hughes
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 258
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Lead Hand
Adam Prouse
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Chief Administrative Officer
Mary Ellen Greb
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 225
Email: cao@swox.org
 
Clerk
Lisa VanderWallen
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 223
Email: clerk@swox.org
 
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