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We’re here to help you celebrate the holidays

Many of us have had financial struggles in our lives. Many of your North Shore neighbours have struggled, too, and they want to help you to celebrate the holidays with your family.

If you’re unable to afford the holidays and would like to participate in the Christmas Bureau, our community is here to help you. Many of the families who now give back to the Christmas Bureau were participants at some point in their lives, too.

How the Christmas Bureau works

Our Christmas Bureau volunteer team is here to help you in a few different ways:

The Toy Shop – You can choose new, donated toys and gifts for your children ages 18 and younger. We know that toys and gifts for children are expensive, and The Toy Shop is a place where you can select a present that you can give to your child yourself. 

Holiday gift baskets – You can also choose to receive a basket filled with grocery gift cards, wrapped presents for each member of your family, and other festive items.  Our community understand that holiday time can be difficult and expensive, and they want you to have what you need to celebrate the season with your family.

Do I qualify for support?

If you live on the North Shore and will be home for the holidays, please complete the application form.

Once you’ve completed the form, we will contact you by phone to book an in-person interview. This will help us to make sure that we understand your family’s needs and wishes. To this interview please bring the following documents:

  • Completed Christmas Bureau application form
  • Proof of income (recent pay stubs or most recent income tax Notice of Assessment)
  • Proof of address (telephone, gas, or hydro bill)
  • B.C. Care Cards for each child (if applicable)

Thanks to the support of our donors and volunteers, there is no cost for this service.

When can I apply?

The Christmas Bureau is now accepting applications for the 2021 holiday season. To apply, please complete the online application form.

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If you have any questions, please contact the Christmas Bureau at 604-984-9627 or

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