Registration

Every December we register low income families and families on assistance living in Vancouver. We provide families with food vouchers and the opportunity to select a gift for each of their children who are 18 and under, so that they can experience a merry Christmas.

Our volunteers and staff will personally handle your application as quickly and efficiently as possible in order to ensure you are included on the recipient list for this upcoming Christmas. We offer a one day registration process, where you can register and receive items right away if you qualify.

Families living outside the Vancouver area should contact their local Christmas Bureau to register as dates and locations vary.  For a listing of other bureaus and their contact information please click here: "Other Bureaus"

The Salvation Army in Vancouver also registers local low income families for Christmas assistance. Please note that if you apply at one agency you cannot apply at the other one.

Registration dates:  December 6th - 22nd, 2017

Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
One Saturday on December 16th: 10:00am - 2:00pm

There is no early registration.  If you have any questions, please email or call and ask for the Registration Supervisor. Thank you.  

Registration and Toy Store Location:
205 Victoria Drive, Vancouver B.C. 

Phone number: (604) 253-7191

Documents needed to Register

FOR FAMILIES ON ASSISTANCE
To qualify you must provide the original documents (no photocopies) of the following:

  1. Photo ID is required for all adults. Driver’s license, Passport or BCID, or status card preferred.
  2. Proof of income - Last 2 pay stubs from the Ministry, or a registration form filled out signed and stamped by your worker.
  3. Care cards / BC Services Card for ALL members of the family.
  4. Proof of your Vancouver address. Please bring one of the following: phone, cable or hydro bill, or tenant agreement.

FOR LOW INCOME WORKING FAMILIES
(Please note families on E.I. or families on a student loan income may be eligible for assistance.)
To qualify you must provide the following:

  1. Photo ID is required for all adults. Driver’s license, Passport or BCID, or status card preferred.
  2. Proof of income – 2 Current pay stubs. If pay is direct deposit, then a bank statement with at least 1 month’s history showing 2 deposits is required.
  3. Care cards / BC Services Card for ALL members of the family.
  4. Proof of your Vancouver address. Please bring one of the following: phone, cable or hydro bill, or tenant agreement.
  5. Canada Child Benefit (CCB) Information is required as part as proof of income.
  6. If you are a single parent, guardian or relative with children in your care you must provide proof of custody documents.
  7. If you are a single parent you must provide legal proof of separation/divorce.
  8. Non Canadian Citizens must supply official documents from Immigration Canada.

We DO NOT accept income tax forms as proof of income.

For your convenience our application and information forms are available for downloading .