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Responsible Gaming Information Kiosks are located in all SIGA casinos, and Responsible
Gaming training is a key component in SIGA’s overall commitment to social responsibility.
SIGA is a member of the Saskatchewan Partnership for Responsible Gambling (SPRG), and
has also partnershiped with support agencies at the local, provincial and national levels, such
as Gamblers Anonymous, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Saskatoon Problem
Gambling Committee.
SIGA’s largest partner in the responsible gambling field is the First Nation Addiction
Rehabilitation Foundation (FNARF). Through a provision in the Gaming Framework Agreement,
SIGA provides $2.25 million annually to FNARF. This figure represents the largest contribution
in Saskatchewan to intervention, prevention, and treatment of problem gambling.
In November 2012, SIGA announced the recipients of the 2012 SIGA First Nation Scholarship
Awards ($25,000 is available annually to First Nations students in Saskatchewan). In total,
24 First Nations students from across the province were awarded scholarships. This program is
helping students to successfully achieve career goals within SIGA and the broader community.
The SIGA First Nation Scholarship Program provides incentive to First Nation individuals
to pursue education and continued learning in academic areas considered to be vital to
the continued success of First Nations employment in Saskatchewan. Since the program’s
inception in 2009, SIGA has seen a 38% increase in qualified applicants, with a 10% increase
in applicants over 2011. SIGA has awarded a total of $100,000 in scholarship funds over the
past four years, with $25,000 being awarded each year.
SIGA employees volunteer for many causes demonstrating SIGA’s commitment to Building
Success in our communities.
SIGA has continued supporting community initiatives by developing an employee owned
and driven volunteer program. The program includes coordination of the Volunteer Program
Advisory Committee. The program was rolled out during 2011 and 2012 to our casino sites
including our Central Office. In 2012-2013, SIGA’s employee participation rate was at 14%
of SIGA’s 1900+ employees. SIGA casinos partnered with organizations like Habitat for
Humanity, Salvation Army, Food Banks, Meals on Wheels and community schools.
Volunteer coordinators and their committees have been working on recruitment of
volunteers and are committed to working with their partner organizations. All those
involved with this initiative are very excited about increasing SIGA’s presence in their
communities through volunteerism.
We are very proud of “Sharing Success” through our Community Investment program.
2012 Scholarship
Award Recipients
Jaris Swidrovich
Wendie Marks