The Christmas Cheer Board is providing Food Vouchers this year in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Food Vouchers are redeemable at any Sobeys, Safeway, IGA or Freshco.   

People in need and living in Winnipeg and St. Norbert may apply.   Referrals are not accepted, individuals and families must apply for themselves.

All applications are taken by phone at Application Call Centres.  2020 applications start Thursday, November 12. See call centre phone numbers below.

Our Application Call Centres are extremely busy; please have patience when calling, thanks.  As well, COVID-19 cleaning must completed a number of times during the day.

Employment Income Assistance (EIA) applicants

Please call 204-948-2022 to apply. Please have your EIA case number ready.  Your address is very important and must be current at EIA.

The Christmas Cheer Board has volunteers located at the EIA Application Call Centre.

EIA application hours: Monday – Friday 9am - 4pm

The EIA Application Cell Centre closes Friday, December 11. Please call the Christmas Cheer Board for options after closing.

Low income, pensioners, students, new Canadian applicants

Please call 204-989-5683 to apply. Please have your Manitoba Health card information available for all adults in the household.

It is important that you provide current complete information for each adult and child in your household when applying.  Personal household contact information and income and expense information is required. All children 18 and under are recorded as well.

The Low Income Application Call Centre is open:

Thursday, November 12 to Friday November 13 
9:00am to 4:00pm

Monday November 16 to Friday November 20
9:00am to 4:00pm

Monday November 23 to Friday November 27
9:00am to 5:00pm

Monday November 30 to Friday December 4
9:00am to 5:00pm

Monday December 7 to Friday December 11
9:00am to 8:00pm

Saturday December 12 to Sunday December 13
9:00am to 5:00pm

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