Who Benefits

Sask Lotteries is the main fundraiser for more than 12,000 volunteer-led sport, culture and recreation groups in Saskatchewan.

These groups support a wide range of activities and promote opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities to play, create and grow. They help us to connect and get active, experience arts and culture and enjoy parks, public spaces and activities that build vibrant communities.

Volunteers making a difference

Today, approximately 330,000 volunteers are the foundation of the lottery-funded sport, culture and recreation system. It’s through their contributions — sitting on boards, coaching, instructing, leading and hosting events – that sport, culture and recreation come to life.

Across the province, lottery proceeds are empowering volunteers and community groups to engage diverse populations, promote inclusive communities, foster leadership and increase accessibility. They also support the development of high-quality programs, facilities and environments and help us to recognize excellence and celebrate achievements.

The lottery dollar

As a non-profit organization, Sask Lotteries operates effectively and efficiently to maximize the proceeds available for funding.

In 2021-22, 26 per cent of every dollar generated by Sask Lotteries products was transferred to the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport Culture and Recreation. The Trust Fund, which is administered by volunteer-led communities representing Sask Sport, SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association, invested $59.2 million in non-profit community organizations in that same year.

More information on Saskatchewan’s lottery-funded system for sport, culture and recreation system – including how the Trust Fund works and how groups can receive support – is available in the Related Links at the bottom of this page.

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