We believe that good corporate citizenship starts in the community. That’s why we support community initiatives as part of our social responsibility commitment.
Each year the gaming industry, through the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation, Atlantic Lottery, and Casino Nova Scotia, gives generously to community and charitable events throughout the province.
This is the centerpiece of our community support initiatives. Since 2006, Nova Scotians have raised over $31 million through Support4Sport branded ticket lottery products, to foster sport in the province. From assisting amateur athletes, coaches and community sport organizations, Support4Sport is making a significant contribution back to Nova Scotia’s communities. The allocation of funding is managed by our program partner, Sport Nova Scotia.
We’re pleased to announce a new ticket lottery program designed to raise important funds for arts, culture and heritage in the province. Profits from Support4Culture will be reinvested to help grow the creative economy with an annual contribution of two million dollars. The funding programs are managed by the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
Whether you play sports or just watch, visit a local art gallery or museum, attend a cultural or music event, or participate in a local festival, lottery funded dollars are at work behind the scenes.
We also support local community fundraisers through our charitable casino nights program. Some of thees included “Jeans and Gems” in support of the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore (Bridgewater), “Red Cross Monte Carlo” in support of the Northern District of the Canadian Red Cross (Truro) and the “Wild West Casino Night” in support of the Pictou County Special Olympics and the Northern Region Respite Services.
We helped raise more than $59,000 at these events in 2015-16, the most money raised for local causes through this program in any year to date.