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Lottery Licensing

Eligible charitable and religious organizations may raise funds through provincially or municipally licensed lottery events.

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

Lottery licensing refers to lottery schemes permitted by a licence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Generally, these include:

Licensed charitable or religious organizations must conduct and manage their events in accordance with licensing policies and the terms and conditions of the licenses and fulfill all prescribed reporting requirements.

Order in Council 2688/93 (as amended by OIC 2033/97 and OIC 267/98) authorizes the licensing framework for eligible charitable or religious organizations to conduct lottery events and sets out the limits of municipal and provincial licensing.

The Lottery Licence office can also answer specific questions related to each type of lottery. The department also directs organizations who may require a Provincial licence to the appropriate licensing authority. Our FAQ page has answers as well.

City of Thunder Bay
Office of the City Clerk

Address: 1st Floor, City Hall
500 Donald St E
Thunder Bay ON P7E 5V3 
Tel: (807) 625-2546
Fax: (807) 625-2233
Contact: Suzanne Gustafson