The Township of Hornepayne issues lottery licences to eligible community charitable groups to raise funds through events such as bingos, raffles, break-open tickets and social gaming events. All lotteries and raffles must have a licence according to the Criminal Code of Canada.
Before you apply
Before you apply for a lottery licence, you must be an approved eligible organization. First time applicants must complete the eligibility questionnaire. Please contact us at 807-868-2020 x 0 or firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the eligibility process.
To qualify for a lottery licence, your organization must:
- Be a non-profit or registered charitable organization
- Be concerned with relieving poverty, advancing education or religion or another charitable purposes beneficial to the community
- Be legally, financially and organizationally separate from any other organization
- Have a place of business in Ontario
- Have existed for at least one year
- Prove how it benefits the citizens of Hornepayne
Organizations that are not eligible for lottery licences include:
- Adult hobby groups and recreational or adult-oriented sports
- Elected municipal representative groups, including municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments
- Government agencies or bodies
- Political lobby groups, those promoting a political doctrine or those attempting to bring about or oppose changes in the law or government policy
- Political parties
- Private sports or clubs
- Professional associations, unions and employee groups
- Professional or semi-professional athletics
- Social clubs
Apply for a lottery licence
To get a lottery licence, you need to submit a Lottery Licence Application, Business Plan and application fee to the town hall. Please ensure that you allow a minimum of one week for your lottery licence application to be reviewed and processed.
Licence application fee
The lottery licence fee is 3% of the total value of the prize to be drawn.
After you receive a lottery licence, you must complete the required financial report form within 30 days from the last day of the event. A trust account statement must be provided along with your report outlining all related expenses for the duration of the Lottery event.
Lottery Licensing Policy
The AGCO's Lottery Licensing Policy Manual outlines the legal framework and processes for lottery licensing including terms and conditions of each lottery. All licensed organizations must conduct their events in accordance with these policies.