Employee giving and volunteering
Our people are committed to making a positive impact in their communities. Through fundraising or volunteering, they support the causes they care about.
BCLC has always had a rich history of giving back. Several years ago, an Employee Giving Committee was started to help create fundraising campaigns and employee-giving initiatives that would allow us to better support the communities where we live, work and play. Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our people, we’ve proudly donated thousands of dollars through activities such as 50/50 draws, auctions, payroll deductions, and more. To reflect the preferences of our employees and provide an opportunity for other charities to be eligible for our assistance, charities are voted upon every three years.
Play it Forward Volunteer program
The term Play it Forward means giving back financially, and donating our time and skills to make a difference. Our employees have such diverse backgrounds and interests, and our volunteer program gives them the flexibility and paid time off to volunteer with the organizations or causes of their choice. From sorting goods at the local food bank, serving guests at a soup kitchen or mentoring high school students, our employees drive positive change.
BC Gaming Facilities Charity Golf Tournament
BCLC staff, casino service providers, and suppliers Play It Forward every year in support of the BC and Yukon Chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation. The Children's Wish Foundation is dedicated to providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences for children diagnosed with high-risk, life-threatening illnesses, and children diagnosed with a serious neurological or genetic condition. Children's Wish recently has partnered with the Make-A-Wish foundation allowing them to reach even more children.
Led by a team of BCLC employees, the BC Gaming Facilities Charity Golf Tournament raises funds to support this important organization. The 2019 tournament raised $57,000 for the organization. Since the first event in 2001, approximately $767,000 has been donated to this charity which creates joyful experiences that profoundly impact the lives of more than 1,000 children every year. Although the 2020 tournament has been cancelled, BCLC looks forward to supporting this charity in 2021!