The Lottery Licensing Policy Manual is intended to assist licensing authorities in making consistent decisions with respect to the issuance of lottery licences. The manual is a key instrument for communicating changes in the regulatory framework of the charitable gaming industry and provides an outline of the legal and policy framework and administrative procedures for lottery licensing purposes. The Lottery Licensing Policy Manual, Order in Council 1413/08, and Lottery Licence Terms and Conditions are part of the charity gaming regulatory framework which flows from the Criminal Code.

A number of changes to lottery licensing policies were implemented on September 4, 2018 aimed at providing greater flexibility for charities and easing administrative burden.  For more information see Information Bulletin No. 86.