Collecting for the Community – When you Play, Ontario Wins

Each year, OLG proudly sponsors many local festivals and events across the Province that help to bring communities together.

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve continued to support many events that were able to transition their programming to online formats. However, we missed being in-person and on-site, offering the fun, interactive promotions that festival go-ers have enjoyed for many years. So, we decided to get with the times and go virtual!

In June, we officially launched “Collecting for the Community”, an online promotion intended to offer a fun activity that would increase awareness and support for local festivals and events in Ontario. Through this promotion, OLG will also be contributing a total of $50,000 to United Way locations across the Province.

Just by playing, OLG will contribute to a local United Way near you. It’s a win-win.

The charitable component is especially relevant this year as a result of COVID-19 impacts on local communities, particularly in the charitable/non-profit sector. Each of the 27 United Way locations in Ontario is guaranteed to receive $1,000, but player participation in the “Collecting for the Community” game increases the local share of the contribution! Just by playing, OLG will contribute to a local United Way near you. It’s a win-win. Plus, it’s free!

Participants are also entered into a weekly draw for a chance to win an OLG prize pack valued at $250 and may be eligible for a $15 Lottery Bonus on if they register for an account.

Collecting for the Community is available online until January and is compatible with both mobile and desktop devices.

We encourage you to play Collecting for the Community and play for your community today.

Collecting for the Community is just another way OLG gives back to the people and communities of Ontario.


OLG's Corporate Social Responsibility Report serves as a measure of OLG's efforts in a number of areas of social responsibility including: Responsible Gambling and efforts to educate players and address problem gambling; earning and keeping customers' trust; supporting employees' engagement in communities; strengthening communities; and, reducing OLG’s impact on the environment. Our report has transitioned to a fully digital report that will be regularly updated to communicate key social responsibility developments as they occur. Our new report is easy to access and navigate, and it demonstrates OLG’s ongoing commitment to social responsibility.