Corporate Citizenship

The Government of British Columbia founded BCLC in 1985 in order to give back to the citizens of B.C. and help communities grow.

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Our purpose

Thanks to our players, the Province of B.C. uses gambling revenue to help benefit British Columbians through investments in areas such as players, education, healthcare, community and cultural programs, and services. As proud as we are of our contribution, we want to have an even larger positive impact on the province by ensuring that we prioritize a social purpose as part of our business strategy.

To that end, we are consulting with a broad range of players, business partners, community organizations, governments, our employees and more to clearly define our social ambition and the enhanced value we can offer stakeholders. We plan to articulate that social purpose by fall 2020 and then align our corporate strategic plan to it.

Our commitment to corporate citizenship—whether it’s player health, employee, community and stakeholder engagement, diversity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability—has never been stronger. Our social purpose will ensure those strategies are even more potent.

Player health

We take care of our players—prioritizing the well-being of the player in everything we do.

Community and stakeholder engagement

We involve our stakeholders and community partners in decisions that affect them and we ensure gambling revenue is generated responsibly for the benefit of all British Columbians.

Diversity and inclusion

We recognize there is strength in diversity of characteristics, skills and experiences of our employees.

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Employee engagement

We strive to create an engaged workplace and give our people opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

BCLC provides challenging and exciting opportunities and helps employees realize their own personal growth and potential. We want to create a fun and engaging work environment with a strong culture, so that BCLC is regarded as a great place to work. We're proud of our employees' volunteerism and to support their efforts, we offer paid time off for those who participate in their community through our Play It Forward volunteer program. We offer a number of resources for employees including benefits, training, skills management, and ongoing support for career development. Full-time employees are also eligible for extended health, dental, disability, life insurance, and more. 

Sustainability reporting

BCLC strives to be a positive catalyst socially, environmentally and economically. We report annually on our social responsibility and carbon neutrality efforts.

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Environmental sustainability

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and supporting CleanBC targets and commitments.

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