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The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) regulates Charitable Lottery Licensing for the Province. Municipal authority to issue lottery licenses has been granted by the Order-in-Council. The AGCO Lottery Licensing Policy Manual (LLPM) provides an outline of the legal and policy framework, and administrative procedures for lottery licensing purposes. the Township is bound by these guidelines and procedures in determining an organization's eligibility and issuance of lottery licenses. The Township may attach terms and conditions to a licence, in addition to those established by the Province, provided that they do not conflict with Provincial Terms and Conditions or policies.
The Township may issue lottery licenses for the following types of event:
- bingo events with prize boards of up to $5,500;
- raffles with prizes of up to $50,000;
- break open ticket events that are not conducted in conjunction with another licensed gaming event, and where the tickets
are sold within the municipality;
- bazaar gaming events; and
- media bingo.
Applicants must be an eligible charitable organization or a non-profit organization with charitable purposes, located within the Township of Chatsworth, have been in existence for at least one year, and provide a charitable or religious mandate. The courts have determined that the word "charitable" refers to organizations which provide programs for the following:
- the relief of poverty
- the advancement of education
- the advancement of religion; or
- other charitable purposes beneficial to the community
The Township provides a Quick Guide to Lottery Licence Applications that allows you to determine if you are eligible for a Charitable Gaming Licence.
Prior to the issuance of a lottery licence, the applicant must complete and submit a Questionnaire Respecting Applicants for Lottery Licence.
The following are the most requested licences.