Ontario Offering New Fundraising Options for Legions

Published on December 06, 2021

Legions are there for veterans and our communities when we need them, and it is important we do all we can to help them thrive. That is why this government is establishing new charitable gaming options that will make it easier for people to honour heroes and support their communities at Royal Canadian Legion branches and other local service clubs across the province.

It is simply the right thing to do to allow legions and other service organizations to host bingo, bridge, euchre and other small stakes games. They will also have new opportunities to fundraise for their communities through loonie and toonie draws.

These new features will give people more ways to support vibrant communities while honouring heroes and enjoying the company of family and friends.

Ontarians have always stepped up to honour heroes at their local Royal Canadian Legion branches – not only on Remembrance Day, but all year long.

Legions and other community groups can apply for the social gaming licence through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s online portal.

Learn more about how Ontario is making it easier for people to honour heroes and support their communities: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001264/ontario-offering-new-fundraising-options-for-legions