Point / Counterpoint: Charitable Gaming: Is It Worth The Gamble?

Point : Don Bourgeois Charitable gaming is an important fundraising tool for charities. Since 1969, when charitable gaming was legalized in Canada, billions of dollars have been raised to support charitable activities in communities by registered charities, charitable organizations, and not-for-profit organizations with a charitable mandate, such as services clubs. Gaming as a fundraising tool…

Charitable Gaming: The Legal Context

Introduction Charitable gaming has become both a large service industry in Canada and an important source of revenue for charitable organizations. The legal authority for charitable gaming rests in paragraph 207(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada.1┬áBased on that exemption, an industry employing thousands of people and providing billions of dollars in revenue has developed…

From the Editor

In this issue, we offer two contributions to the continuing debate about the federal government’s role in the charity sector. In Part I of a thought-provoking article, Arthur Drache and Laird Hunter propose the implementation of a Canadian Charity Tribunal which would have authority over the registration of charitable entities. They suggest there is no…