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Who is eligible for help?

Christmas Cheer supports people who need help at Christmas. It’s for people who work and don’t make enough money to cover the extras at Christmas. It’s for people receiving financial assistance or no assistance at all. Christmas Cheer helps grandparents raising grandkids, and young parents of small children. It’s there for single parents, married parents, families and single people too. Christmas Cheer serves the residents of Barrie, Innisfil, Essa and Oro Townships.


How to apply:

Please click to read through our Application Guidelines and Required Document List below. Having the correct documents ready and available makes applying for Christmas Cheer quick and easy. Please have your selected documents ready prior to started your online application.

Please make sure you have ALL the documents needed before applying. Applicants who apply or receive Christmas assistance through other agencies will not qualify.


 *Must be able to provide proof of income by uploading multiple documents. Access to a computer, tablet, or mobile device is a requirement.


Need Help with your application?

Visit Our Application Assistance Centre Location:
Kozlov Mall, 400 Bayfield St, Barrie (Previous Video Time Location).

Please note: During the in-person application process, we ask that you kindly wear a mask. If you don’t have one, then we can supply one for you. Thank you. 

Barrie Application Assistant Centre Hours of Operation:
Nov. 28, 29 & 30, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 1, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 2, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Dec 5 & 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Innisfil location: Innisfil Lions Hall, 982 Innisfil Beach Rd. in Alcona
Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.