Each year, Nipissing First Nation distributes Christmas shares to registered members from the Band Revenue account.
Christmas Distribution funds can be picked up in person in early December (2020 dates to be announced in the fall).
Funds can also be collected from the Finance department until March 31st.
If you are unable to pick up funds in person, 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 will be processed within 4-6 weeks.
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.
2019 Christmas Distribution Documents
In 2019, Christmas shares were $180 for all members up to age 64, and $250 for members aged 65 years and older.