According to recent news from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the Crown agency will participate in the Baawaating Career Expo, which will take place on April 26, 2023, in Sault Ste. Marie. The OLG will be accompanied by its business and educational partners at the career fair. As a socially responsible agency, the OLG manages land-based gaming facilities, province-wide lottery games, internet gaming, and charitable gaming centers. It also supports the horse racing industry and has contributed almost CA$57 billion since 1975 to various charitable causes across Ontario, including healthcare, problem gambling prevention and treatment, amateur athletes, host communities, First Nations, lottery retailers, and charities.
The Baawaating Career Expo will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig. The event will begin with a special drumming and smudging ceremony. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore job opportunities and learn about accessible services and educational opportunities from participating businesses, agencies, and educational institutions. The career fair could be an excellent way for individuals to kick-start their careers or advance them.
Esther Zdolec, Senior Vice President, People and Culture, commented on behalf of the OLG that Sault Ste. Marie is an exciting city with many career opportunities. She added that the expo would be a tremendous opportunity to connect community members with businesses, career services, and educational institutions. The OLG will be joined by Garden River First Nation, PLATO, Pollard Banknote Ltd., Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, Algoma University, and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig at the event.
In other news, the OLG and the Toronto Raptors donated to six local basketball organizations. From March 23 to April 6, basketball fans had the opportunity to help charities by playing the free Borough Ballers game on the Toronto Raptors App. For each game played, the OLG and the team made a donation to the user’s choice of charity.
Finally, the OLG issued the latest edition of its quarterly gambling payments to communities that host casinos in the province. For the third quarter of its financial year (October 1, 2022, to December 31, 2022), local host communities received more than CA$32 million in non-tax gaming proceeds.