2021 applications close December 10 at 5:00pm. If you have inquiries about your application, please email [email protected]
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.
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.
We are very excited to announce, that Christmas Cheer is now accepting ONLINE applications. Please note, that we will not be setting up application drop-in centres this year and your application will be fully processed virtually, over the telephone or via video call. In keeping with the COVID-19 and local public health regulations, we will not be concluding inperson applications this year, unless absolutely necessary. Special requirements will be made on a case by case basis, and must be approved by our applications management team. All applicants must complete the online application form, and upload all of the required documents for review. If you need assistance, we are more than happy to provide technical support over the phone or by video call.