2016 – 2017 Annual Report

During our first 21 years, we reached many significant milestones. As a company, we will continue to manage our resources effectively with a resolute focus on providing our customers with First Nation hospitality and customer service excellence. We look forward to building on the success of a proven First Nation business model that creates opportunity and value for the First Nation people of Saskatchewan.


Message from the FSIN:

“Now entering its 22nd year, SIGA has grown into one of the largest and most successful First Nation employers in Canada, employing close to 1,800 people – 65 per cent of these are First Nation.”

– Chief Bobby Cameron


Message from SIGA’s Board Chair:

“In October 2016, SIGA hit another milestone. After 21 years in business, we are proud to say SIGA has generated more than $1 billion in revenue for our beneficiaries.”

– Chief Reginald Bellerose

 


 Message from the President & CEO

“From the outside, the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is a business like any other. And like many other businesses in our industry, we continued to face mature gaming markets along with heightened economic uncertainty in 2016-2017. But SIGA is more than just another entertainment business – we’re a non-profit with a mission to strengthen the lives of First Nation people.”

– Zane Hansen

 

 

 

 

 


Annual Profit

Profits generated from SIGA’s operations are administered by the Province of Saskatchewan.

• 50 per cent is shared with the First Nations Trust, which is distributed to Saskatchewan First Nation communities;

• 25 per cent is shared with regional Community Development Corporations (CDCs), which are situated in the casino locations and fund local initiatives. The CDCs, which are independent of SIGA, distribute this money to charitable and non-profit community organizations;

• 25 per cent is shared with the provincial government’s General Revenue Fund.

 

 

 

 

 


Corporate Social Responsibility

In 2016-2017, SIGA’s Community Relations Sponsorship Program invested $1.25 million into charitable and non-profit organizations in Saskatchewan. SIGA helps to build and strengthen communities in Saskatchewan by strategically investing in targeted sectors where we can have the most impact.

 

 

 

SIGA Volunteers

Each year, hundreds of SIGA employees invest their time and their passion to volunteer for a number of causes through SIGA’s Employee Volunteer Program.

 

 


Operational Highlights

Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) casinos provide an engaging guest experience and outstanding entertainment value through industry-leading gaming products and technology, exciting events and promotions and our unique brand of First Nation hospitality and service.

  • We opened our first live games High Limit Room at the Dakota Dunes Casino.
  • We partnered with coffee giant Tim Hortons® and Charley Biggs’ Chicken n’ Sauce.


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