LCBO customers and employees have a long history of helping those in
need and generously donated more than $520,000 for Japan relief efforts
through LCBO in-store donations in 2011. These funds benefit the Canadian
Red Cross to help affected communities rebuild and recover. In-store
fundraising efforts have also taken place for other natural disasters in the
past, including Haiti. To watch the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund video, click here.
For the 2011 United Way Centraide fundraising campaign, LCBO employees and
customers raised a new record $2.5 million through Leadership Gifts,
employee pledges, customer donations at the stores through the Gift of
Giving campaign, and employee-run special events. These funds support a
vital network of over 40 United Way Centraide branches across Ontario and
more than 200 social and health service partners tackling social issues and
community programs, such as poverty and hunger, access and inclusion,
career/employment training, youth programs, affordable housing, domestic
violence, support for our seniors and more.
Each United Way Centraide branch deals with the individual priorities of the
communities they serve, ensuring the specific needs and programs make a
direct and lasting positive impact in communities across Ontario.
For more information about the United Way Centraide, visit their website at
The LCBO transferred a record $1.63 billion dividend, not including
taxes, to the Ontario government in fiscal 2011-12. It is the 18th
consecutive record dividend to the province. Revenue from LCBO helps pay for
health care, education and other important government programs and services.
While it may not make cash donations or sponsor events, LCBO and its
employees are committed to assisting charitable organizations. In addition
to our annual contribution to the province, LCBO raises money to support
charitable organizations each year through its in-store Donation Box
Program, employee contributions and special events. Province-wide in 2011,
LCBO raised more than $6.2 million for charities including: MADD Canada;
Friends of We Care; and Camp Oochigeas, which provides summer getaways to
kids with cancer. This includes the more than $2.5 million raised by LCBO
employees and customers for United Way Centraide in 2011.
In 2012, the LCBO modified the structure of the Donation Box Program. The
program is now aligned with LCBO’s fiscal calendar. LCBO is supporting the
following charities in 2013: click here.
If you are a provincial charitable organization and want to find out how
to apply for the provincial Donation Box Program, click
here. Or for information on the local level program, in January and