Christmas Distribution

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 on the following dates:

  • Saturday, November 23rd from 9am – noon
    NFN Complex, Garden Village (during Annual Community Meeting)
  • Thursday, December 5th from 10am – 3pm
    NFN Complex, Garden Village
  • Friday, December 6th from 10am to 3pm
    Nbisiing Secondary School, Duchesnay

Funds can also be collected from the Finance department starting on Monday, December 9th 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 by November 8th in order to receive payment on December 5th via cheque or direct deposit. Any requests received after November 8th 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 2018, Christmas shares were $180 for all members up to age 64, and $250 for members aged 65 years and older.