April 23-29, 2017, is National Volunteer Week. At Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, we are celebrating by recognizing all of our employees, alumni, and their family and friends who have volunteered in communities throughout Manitoba in the past year.
Last year, more than 580 Liquor & Lotteries volunteers generously gave 8,726 volunteer hours in support of 56 non-profit organizations and sport groups in Manitoba. Additionally, employees surpassed our goal, set by the Canadian Blood Services, by making 179 blood donations. Finally, we’re pleased to announce that we are on-track to exceed our goal of 10,000 volunteer hours in 2016/17, which will result in a $50,000 donation to the Employee Charity of Choice, benefitting children and youth in Manitoba. So, our various programs help to ensure that every hour volunteered has an ongoing impact in communities throughout the province.
We believe community support is about strengthening vital connections with people and their neighbourhoods. Volunteering enriches those who give and those who receive, and it represents an important contribution to our communities and society as a whole.
In keeping with our spirit of community, we happily encourage our employees to donate their personal time and talents to the organizations they care about. It is also an opportunity for them to spend quality time with co-workers, family, and friends, while making a difference in their communities.
We are extremely proud of the volunteer program we have here at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries and thankful to all of our volunteers who generously contribute their time and effort. Their commitment supports our goals and more importantly grows this program and serves our community.
Liquor & Lotteries volunteers are an integral part of helping us achieve our vision to contribute to our province in meaningful and impactful ways. In today’s world, everyone is busy. We are fortunate to have so many volunteers who understand the impact they have and generously give their time back to our community.
-Peter Hak, President & CEO
We support nonprofit community and charitable organizations in arts and culture, health, environment, education, sports and tourism. We support many of your favourite festivals and have a deep impact in your community through charitable poker tournaments, asset donations and many other community programs.
Employees, friends and family volunteer at our sponsored events and independently in their communities. We encourage and acknowledge volunteerism and community fundraising. It contributes to work-life balance, offers a chance to spend time with family and friends, and makes a difference in our communities.
From organizations in arts and culture to health, the environment, education, sports and tourism, last year we supported 600 nonprofit community and charitable organizations. Through sponsorships, asset donations and many more community programs we are working with you to make a difference in your communities.
To save you time, please check your organization’s eligibility before applying to a program. The following applies to all of our programs. We'll contact you about 30 days after we receive your application.
The organization has a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity number or non-profit designation and can demonstrate sound financial practices.
The organization is based in our province or has a Manitoba division.
The majority of funds raised, stay in our province and primarily benefit Manitobans.
The event or project is broad-based and appeals to large audiences reaching as many Manitobans as possible.
The event or project has significant economic gains for the host community.
The event or project provides benefits to urban, rural and/or northern regions of the province.
Focus on arts and culture, health, professional and amateur sport or broad based provincial initiatives.
Provide branding/recognition opportunities and demonstrates a reasonable return on investment.
Are event and activity driven.
Reach a targeted audience specific to our business objectives.
Have a direct business relationship to one or more of our brands.
Provide an opportunity for product education.
Provide a volunteer opportunity for our employees.
Are community or neighborhood initiatives and take place at one of our sites.
Research, ongoing and large capital funding or endowment campaigns or projects.
Core funding and or ongoing operational costs.
National fundraising campaigns.
Political parties, initiatives or candidates.
Organizations with a controversial mission.
Initiatives or events that are national or international in scope where Manitoba is not the host.
Events located outside of Manitoba or that are for people outside of Manitoba.
Fundraising events by religious organizations that limit accessibility or community inclusion.
Pledge based fundraisers.
Conferences, seminars and workshops not tied to our organization or business objectives.
Events or organizations of a narrow scope.
Fraternal or advocacy organizations.
Federal, provincial, municipal and city departments.
Community based teams or clubs and events (Scouts, choirs, athletic tournaments, individual athletes or teams, 4H).
Financial support is a maximum contribution of $2,000 using the formula of $20 per volunteer. For example, a festival with 75 volunteers would receive $1,500 (75 x $20). Branded shirts are also provided for volunteers to wear during the event. As part of our support, we seek the exclusive title sponsorship of “Volunteer Sponsor.”
Check back regularly for details about upcoming campaigns.
Please review the Basic Eligibility criteria above before submitting your application.
Applications must be received by June 30th for placement during the following calendar year (i.e. all requests for Jan. - Oct. 2018 must be received by June 30, 2017). If selected, groups will be notified by the end of September.