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Corporate Volunteer Program
In 2008/09, SIGA has developed an employer supported volunteer program. It will
be piloted at two locations in the upcoming fiscal year: Northern Lights Casino and
Living Sky Casino formalizing its support of community initiatives by developing an
employee owned and driven volunteer program.
SIGA First Nations Scholarship Program
The SIGA Scholarship Program provides opportunities to encourage education
and continued learning. SIGA’s inaugural First Nations Scholarship Awards
was successfully implemented with the selection of 14 scholarship recipients.
The recipients were announced October 21, 2008.
With the launch of the scholarship program, a direct marketing campaign with
First Nations University of Canada and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of
Technology was implemented to increase the number of scholarship applications
from First Nations students.
Responsible Gaming
As a responsible corporate citizen, SIGA has made a commitment to our customers,
employees, stakeholders and suppliers to advocate the responsible use of its gaming
products and to minimize the potential for harm.
During the past year, progress was made in the area of Responsible Gaming. Kiosks
were launched at SIGA casinos, which provide education and awareness for casino
guests. Kiosk training was held for guest services at all SIGA properties.
Responsible Gaming Training was made available for all staff. Level one and
two training was held in February at all casino locations. In addition, SIGA held
discussions with the Canadian Responsible Gaming Council to develop a partnership.
Our proactive approach to responsible gaming includes:
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staff awareness and training on problem gambling;
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promoting available services;
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providing information and resources materials;
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Responsible Gaming kiosks which provide information in an interactive format,
so customers can make informed gaming decisions;
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$2.25 million allocated annually to the First Nations Addictions
Rehabilitation Foundation (FNARF);
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SIGA entered into strategic partnerships with Manitoba Lotteries
Corporation and Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.