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 Gaming Corporation, Atlantic Lottery, and Casino Nova Scotia, gives generously to community and charitable events throughout the province.
This is the centrepiece of our community support initiatives. Since 2006, Nova Scotians have raised nearly $35 million through Support4Sport designated 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.
Support4Culture is our most recent ticket lottery offering designed to raise funds to support arts, culture, and heritage in communities across Nova Scotia.
Introduced in 2013, this program has contributed more than $8 million for over 360 aspiring and established artists and community arts, culture and heritage across the province. 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 support local community fundraisers through our charitable casino nights program. Some of these 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 $116,000 at these events in 2016-17, the most money raised for local causes through this program in any year to date.