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Giving back is a win-win

Giving back is a win-win brings together actions that embody Loto-Québec’s commitment to giving back to the community. Both customers and employees have multiple ways to contribute!

Indeed, many initiatives and support or solidarity projects are implemented each year. Through its collective and charitable commitment, Loto-Québec supports a host of causes dear to Quebecers.


Including people with functional limitations and promoting universal accessibility are what drive AlterGo, an organization that uses sports, recreation and cultural activities to achieve its objectives.

Since 1993, we’ve been partners of Défi sportif AlterGo, a unique event that attracts more than 8,000 athletes. It’s the largest multi-sport event in Canada. The Loto‑Québec Trial Zone invites the public to try an adapted sport to fully appreciate the challenges faced by the people this organization helps. Volunteers and even athletes will be present!

In addition, the Défi sportif AlterGo team works year-round with young people who have functional limitations while stressing the importance of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Bingo en réseau

Many non-profit organizations (NPOs) and their selfless volunteers work closely with their communities on a daily basis. Over 400 of them can count on the support of Loto-Québec and its network of affiliated bingo halls. These halls are present in 12 regions.

As part of the Let’s give back to NPOs, which will be held in October, Loto-Québec will be donating a total of $25,000 to the NPOs affiliated with the bingo hall where the jackpot is won. What’s more, the jackpot winner’s prize will be increased to $50,000.

Détaillants de cœur

Québec retailers are important members of their communities. To recognize their involvement, we put together the Détaillants de cœur initiative, which is aimed at both lottery and video lottery retailers in our network.

Every year, since 2022, all active Loto-Québec retailers can apply on behalf of a charitable organization they support. A random draw from all the eligible applications received is conducted at the end of the registration period. Each winning organization receives a donation of $5,000. Thanks to the Détaillants de cœur initiative, a total of $145,000 is donated to charitable organizations every year.


You’re a lottery retailer—and would like to nominate a charity?

You can enter the draw for 2024 right now.

Log in to your account and fill out the form.

If you’re a video lottery retailer, come back as of July 1.

Meet our 2023 winners : 29 retailers from across Québec who’ve taken part in the Détaillants de cœur initiative.

  • Super C


    Winning charity: Mira Foundation


    "We’ve supported this great cause for several years. These wonderful dogs make many people’s lives easier. And let’s not forget about the foster families that give their time to train them."

    Watch this video to learn more (in French only)

  • Pharmacie Laurier Lavoie


    Winning charity: Avant Tout, les Enfants


    "We’ve been supporting this charity for several years now. We help with the summer camps and the Christmas party, among other things. We’re proud to make these children’s lives better. It makes us proud to participate in the Détaillants de cœur initiative."

    Watch this video to learn more (in French only)

  • Le St-Paul Taverne Moderne

    La Prairie

    Winning charity: Fondation Anna-Laberge


    The Fondation Anna-Laberge mission is to support health service and program development at the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Ouest (CISSSMO) in the Jardins-Roussillon RCM.

    Watch this video to learn more (in French only)

  • Restaurant La Station


    Winning charity: Gîte Ami


    “Given the increasing numbers of homeless people, it’s only natural for us to support Gîte Ami. They’re doing extraordinary work in support of the community.”

    Watch this video to learn more (in French only)

  • Resto-Brasserie Le Grand Bourg


    Winning charity: Patro de Charlesbourg inc.


    “Receiving this $5,000 helped us improve our patrons’ Christmas festivities and offer them an even merrier Christmas.”

    Watch this video to learn more (in French only)

  • Uniprix La Pocatière

    La Pocatière

    Winning charity: Fondation André Côté


    "For the last 10 years, we’ve been selling products for the charity such as greeting cards, care baskets, brownies, hot chocolate and more. We don’t make a commission on these sales."

  • Brasserie du Colisée


    Winning charity: La Porte du Passant


    “The need for food security is increasing. The $5,000 will help us offer meals to our users and spoil them more at Christmas dinner.”

    Watch this video to learn more (in French only)

  • Nutrinor énergies Chibougamau (Boni-Soir)


    Winning charity: Carrefour communautaire de Chibougamau


    "With our support, the Carrefour was able to offer community kitchen events, organize culinary activities and stock the food bank. In addition, some of our teams’ employees helped organize and run the community kitchen week."

  • Dépanneur FP


    Winning charity: Orchestre à vents du Centre-du-Québec


    “This charity is dear to me because it gives its members and the public a chance to experience the emotions that classical orchestral music evokes. As for me, this charity lets me develop my talents as an amateur musician, release everyday stress and express all my emotions through musical interpretation. It’s a therapy in itself.”

    Watch this video to learn more (in French only)

  • Au Petit Castor


    Winning charity: La Ressource pour personnes handicapées Abitibi-Témiscamingue/Nord-du-Québec


    "This generous $5,000 donation will refuel the telethon’s bankroll. We’ll be able to uphold our mission and make the lives of people with a disability easier, putting a smile on the faces of many of our members!"

  • Tabagie Place Chambly


    Winning charity: CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation


    “I donated to this hospital long before I had children. The wonder on children’s faces when the Christmas Tree of Lights lights up is priceless. My visit to Sainte-Justine with my 2-year-old son, where I saw other sick children, was ample confirmation to me that giving to this hospital is the best choice I ever made.”

  • Couche-Tard


    Winning charity: The Terry Fox Foundation


    “Every year, my son’s school, McCaig Elementary, devotes an entire day to the Terry Fox Foundation. Children run in his memory and raise funds. I think it’s phenomenal to involve children and make them aware! And we also donate.”

  • Maxi


    Winning charity: President’s Choice Children’s Charity


    “After 33 years seeing to Canadian children’s welfare, President’s Choice Children’s Charity aims to feed a million children a year by 2025.”

  • IGA Coop l’Unité


    Winning charity: Opération Enfant Soleil


    "These $5,000 are a significant amount. It’ll kick start the fundraising for our next telethon on June 2, 2024, right here in Îles-de-la-Madeleine."

  • IGA Extra


    Winning charity: JEVI centre de prévention du suicide – Estrie


    "A fundraising event is organized every year for this charity. This year, over $8,000 has been raised."

  • COOP Avantis Saint-Agapit


    Winning charity: Fondation Maison de la Famille Lotbinière


    "We support this charity by donating a percentage of our coffee sales to them during the year. We’ve donated $2,500 over the last two years."

  • Motel Coutu


    Winning charity: Mission Tournesol


    This charity’s mission is to offer financial and social support to people living with cancer on the Témiscamingue territory.

  • Bar de la Plaza


    Winning charity: Canadian Red Cross


    We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

  • Super C


    Winning charity: Fondation Mira


    "We proudly support the Mira Foundation by organizing various activities. We ask for donations at the cash registers by letting customers round up their bill. Every year, we also give nearly eight people the opportunity to benefit from a guide or assistance dog by funding the required 132 hours of training."



  • Familiprix Karine Éthier et Marianne Rensonnet


    Winning charity: Habillons un enfant – Fondation Familiprix


    “Family is essential to Familiprix. That’s why we’re involved with charities that help families in need or sick children. The two charities we support are Opération Enfant Soleil and Habillons un enfant—we believe the future begins with our children. Without children, there is no future.”

  • Resto-Bar Beauharnois


    Winning charity: Montreal Heart Institute Foundation


    The Foundation raises and administers funds to support research, care, teaching, prevention, rehabilitation, and the assessment of new technologies at the Montreal Heart Institute. It thereby promotes excellence at this internationally renowned institution at the service of citizens in Montreal, Canada, and abroad, and allows it to fulfill its mission to fight cardiovascular diseases, the world’s leading cause of death.

  • Bar Sept-îles


    Winning charity: Autour d'Elles, maison d’aide et d’hébergement


    The Maison Autour d’Elles mission is, primarily, to provide support to women victims of domestic violence and their children and work toward social change to eliminate domestic violence and its impact on women and children through a feminist approach.

  • Marché 7 jours


    Winning charity: Centre de dépannage du Parc-Ferland


    “The Centre de dépannage has been helping many Parc-Ferland families in need for several decades. These families are our regular customers, so it’s important for us to work with a charity that supports them.””

  • Dooly’s Rimouski


    Winning charity: Maison Marie-Élisabeth


    “The donation will help us provide free care and services to the patients we host. We also care for the family and support them through this most important and final moment of life.”

  • Salon de Quilles Mascouche


    Winning charity: CPE Clair-Soleil


    “We acquired more than 100 rain suits that let children play outside even if it’s cloudy or there are water holes in the ground. And since they’re so well covered from neck to toe, we can also visit woody areas without worrying about insects. We’re no longer subject to parents’ budgets or forgetting things at home. The children can fully enjoy daily outdoor activities.”

  • Bar Le Cocktail


    Winning charity: Maison Plein Cœur


    “The post-pandemic inflation we’ve seen has nearly tripled the number of people and families who’ve reached out to our food support program in 2022–2023. Moisson Montréal basket and grocery card distribution was vital for people experiencing socio-economic vulnerability. Many people living with HIV have to choose between paying rent, paying for food and paying their medication’s deductible.

    The $5,000 donation will help us purchase more grocery cards.”

  • Bar le Baril


    Winning charity: Fondation du CSSS de la MRC-de-Coaticook


    “We’re honoured that Mr. Patry chose us! The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life of the CSSS de la MRC de Coaticook users, their families and its staff. The Foundation has made it possible to purchase furniture to make the living space nicer and more stimulating for the users. Mental health is one of the Fondation’s key scopes of action. Taking care of the people is at the heart of its priorities.”

  • Kiosque de La Grande Place des Bois-Francs


    Winning charity: Maison d’animation populaire de Sorel


    "This donation makes us better able to give loans to community groups in need."

  • Kiosque – Le Centre Alma


    Winning charity: Fonds des œuvres du club Kiwanis de Chicoutimi


    "We donate approximately $500 weekly to the Fonds des œuvres du club Kiwanis de Chicoutimi."

Employés de cœur

The generosity of Loto-Québec’s employees is evident, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Launched in the fall of 2023, the Employés de cœur initiative provides employees with an annual quota of hours during which they can volunteer for non-profit organizations. Our employees are giving back to the community—a few hours or a day at a time.


Through the Entraide campaign, our employees and managers have been working with those in Québec’s civil service for close to 25 years to help society’s most vulnerable. Every year, Entraide collects donations and distributes them to:


These organizations work on the ground every day to help those in need, providing healthcare services and fighting social exclusion and poverty. Through creative fundraising initiatives, our entire staff show their unconditional solidarity for all Quebecers in their times of greatest need.

Fondation Les Petits Rois

The Fondation Les Petits Rois provides caring support for young adults with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, with or without autism spectrum disorders. Through its work using adapted tools and a stimulating environment, this foundation creates a setting in which these inspiring young people can blossom.

For more than five years, we’ve supported this foundation by providing supervised internships for these young adults.


As part of a Promotion, which will be held over three Fridays in October and November 2023, each Kinzo hall has chosen an NPO so that it may receive additional funding. The hall managers could pick a charity that champions a cause close to their heart, or a charity that has been financially backed by the venue in the past.

Every time a player wins one of the 18 mystery prizes, which can range anywhere from $500 to $10,000, that same amount will be donated to the chosen NPO. In total, $36,000 will be donated to NPOs through this promotion.


Many charitable causes rely on the financial support of Quebecers to carry out their mission. This is why we created the Loto-o-suivant charitable lottery game. Every year, the scratch ticket version of the game crowns 50 winners, who get to take home a $10,000 grand prize and have the same amount donated to a Québec charity of their choice. What’s more, the online version of Loto-o-suivant also crowns winners all year long.

Through each new edition of the charitable lottery game, over $500,000 in donations are awarded to Québec charities.


These days, many Quebecers are struggling to make ends meet, especially when it comes to the quality and quantity of the food the put on the table. Loto-Québec has been supporting the cause of food insecurity for several years through its partnership with the Moisson organizations, which come to the aid of communities by providing foodstuffs across Québec. We’re proud to assist them in a variety of ways in their important mission:


  • Our employees pitch in—and even compete with each other!—by collecting as many food items as possible to donate to Moisson partner organizations each year.
  • Visitors to our casinos and gaming halls can also participate in this cause through initiatives connected to Giving back is a win-win.

Opération Père Noël

The holiday season means presents for most kids, but some families are unable to provide this experience to their children. Opération Père Noël provides our employees with the opportunity to pitch in, alone or in a group, to give a gift to a child in need.