To be eligible, charitable and / or religious organizations must fall under one of the following categories:
- Relief of poverty
- Advancement of religion
- Advancement of education
- Charitable purposes beneficial to the community (ex: service clubs, youth groups)
Each organization must:
- Have been in existence for at least one year.
- The organization must demonstrate that it is established to provide charitable services in Ontario; and use proceeds for objects or purposes that benefit Ontario residents only.
- The organization's income must not be paid or used for the personal benefit of its members, its members' relatives or anyone who is not at arm's length from the organization.
- Assume full responsibility for the conduct and management of its lottery events.
An eligibility review must be conducted on all first-time applicants before they will be issued a lottery licence. The following documents must be included in your eligibility package:
- Copy of Letters Patent (if applicable)
- Copy of constitution and by-laws
- Copy of budget for the current year
- Copy of financial statements for the preceding year
- List of Board of Directors
- Latest report to the Public Guardian and Trustee
- Charitable number for income tax purposes
- Copy of Notification of Charitable Registration letter from the Canada Revenue
- Agency with any supporting documentation indicating the applicant's status and terms of registration
- Copies of charitable returns to the Canada Revenue Agency for the previous calendar year
- Detailed description of activities
- Copy Annual Report
Getting Your Licence
All application forms are available online. You can also pick up your application at the City Hall located at 325 Farr Drive in Haileybury.
If you have any questions on the application process you can contact the Lottery Licensing Department at 705-672-3363, or Laura-Lee MacLeod or Julie Gregroire via email.