To qualify for the Christmas Sharing Program all applicants and dependents must satisfy income and residency requirements and provide proof of identity, income and address with their application. Children 10 and under qualify for the toy drive and single applicants can opt into attending the annual Christmas dinner.
For all applicants and others living in the home the required documents are proof of identity (eg. birth certificates, health cards, driver’s license); residence (eg. rent receipt or utility bill) and income verification (eg. recent OW or ODSP statement, pay stubs with year to date or a bank statement for pension income). An application will not be considered complete unless all required information is provided.
In 2020 for the first time, clients will have the option of completing and submitting the application electronically. The electronic version of the application form will be available on this page during the month of November only.
If applying electronically, you will need to scan or take photos of your documents and email them to the Christmas Sharing office at email@example.com. Please note that all supporting documents must be received by email within 1 day of submitting your online application.
To complete the application online, have all of your required documents ready and fill out the form below.
The Christmas Sharing Program covers the following areas;
- City of Belleville
- Thurlow Ward
- East to Shannonville not including Tyendinaga Territory
- West to Whites Rd.
- South to Ameilasburg
If you reside outside out area please us a call at 613-969-1020 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to refer you to the appropriate program in your area.
During the month of November volunteers will take applications at the Christmas Sharing Office, 2nd floor of Century Village on weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm. If necessary due to work hours an after-hours appointment can be made by calling the office at 613-969-1020. Only one person per family can be accommodated in the office due to social distancing requirements. The family representative must have all required documents for everyone living in the home available for viewing. Masks must be worn and everyone entering the Christmas Sharing office will have their temperature checked, name and phone number taken for contact tracing, asked a few health questions and must use the touchless hand sanitizing station provided.