Each year, Nipissing First Nation distributes Christmas shares to registered members from the Band Revenue account.
Due to public health restrictions around gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic and our offices remaining closed to the public, we will be unable to offer in-person distribution this year.
** We are strongly recommending that members fill out the form in order to receive their funds by cheque or direct deposit **
You can request a cheque or direct deposit by completing the Christmas Distribution Form. The form must be submitted to Finance in order to receive payment via cheque or direct deposit.
Requests received by October 23, 2020 will receive payment on November 27, 2020. Forms received after the deadline date may take up to 4 weeks to be processed. Registered NFN members have until March 31, 2021 to request their shares.
Cheque Mailing Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Direct Deposit (EFT) Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Shares do not accumulate and must be picked up or requested separately each year*. Members who donate their share to a community cause will be provided with a Charitable Tax Receipt upon request.
* With the exception of shares for children in care: these funds will be held “in trust” until the child is 16 years old. (Note: a child in care is any child who is currently not being raised by their birth parents.)
For more information, please refer to the Christmas Distribution Policy.
2020 Christmas Distribution Documents
- 2020 Christmas Distribution Notice
- 2020 Christmas Distribution Request Form
Please note: the form is a fillable PDF that you can type into, however it doesn’t display properly in the Mozilla Firefox browser. Please use Internet Explorer or Google Chrome to download the fillable form. You must still print it and sign it, then either scan or take a photo of it and email it to email@example.com.
At their meeting on September 15, 2020, Council agreed with a recommendation to increase shares from the Trust Income by $70 per member. Therefore, 2020 Christmas Distribution shares are $250 per member up to age 64, and $320 for members aged 65 years and older.