About Us

The Central Okanagan Charitable Gaming Association has worked with local not-for-profit groups since 2004.  We assist groups by providing information from the BC Gaming Branch and other partner organizations – we conduct workshops for not-for-profit groups which plan to apply for gaming grant funding or have questions about the application process.

We also work one-on-one with organizations, help explain the provincial charitable gaming grant guidelines, help make connections to the Gaming Branch in Victoria, speak to applicants about denied grants, and provide general assistance.

As well, we are active in our community, reaching out to organizations which need assistance in either funding or governance, and help with connections that amplify their work in the community.

As well, the COCGA works with its collegial community charitable gaming grant associations (CCGAs) throughout the province, from the north, on the Island, and in the lower mainland. Much of our work is assisted by the BC Association for Charitable Gaming, the province-wide umbrella organization which assists CCGAs and works closely with the Gaming Branch in Victoria as well as the Vancouver Foundation, Vantage Point, SPARC, and advocates for policy changes with the provincial ministries with oversight of both gaming funds and the not-for-profit sector..

We’re always available to listen to what you need.

cocga@shaw.ca