Partners & Local Organizations

Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario will help you get the training, skills and experience to achieve your goals. They connect people looking for work with employers looking for workers.

Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development is the ministry of the government of Ontario responsible for administration of laws relating to post secondary education and skills training.

Helpful Links:

Working in Canada / Job Bank

Job Bank is an electronic listing of jobs provided by employers from everywhere across Canada. Explore top advertised jobs, how much money you can make, and what skills you’ll need.

Service Canada

Service Canada provides Canadians with one-stop, personalized access to Government of Canada services and benefits.

St. Leonard’s Community Services

St. Leonard’s Community Services responds to needs by providing quality addiction, mental health, employment, education, justice and residential programs that enable children, youth, adults and families to overcome challenges through choices that result in positive change.

Phone number: 519-759-8830
Location: 133 Elgin Street, Brantford, ON

CareerLink

CareerLink is a resource service that assists individuals to identify and reach their employment goals, make informed career choices and approach their job search with focus and confidence, and offers supportive services to employers and assists them to meet their staffing needs.

Phone number: 519-759-1412
Location: 1 Market Street, Upper Level, Brantford, ON

YMCA Employment, Training & Settlement Services

YMCA Employment, Training & Settlement Services provides essential skills, resources and knowledge to individuals who require assistance with employment planning, preparation, lifelong learning or settling in their new community.

Phone number: 519-752-6568
Location: Brantford Family YMCA, 143 Wellington Street, Brantford, ON

Enterprise Brant

Enterprise Brant provides financial and consulting services to local businesses with a goal of creating jobs in Brantford and the County of Brant.

Phone number: 519-752-4636
Location: 330 West Street, Unit 10, Brantford, ON

Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre is part of a network of offices through the Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation that serve Ontario’s small business community.

They provide information, resources and free professional consultations on all aspects of your business needs.

Brant Skills Centre

Brant Skills Centre, a registered charity, is committed to helping adults improve their literacy and essential skills so that they may increase their independence, go on to further education and training, or obtain and maintain employment. They offer one-to-one tutoring and small group tutoring in addition to computer workshops and other helpful skills training.

Phone number: 519-758-1664
Location: 225 Fairview Drive, Unit 1, Brantford, ON

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives

The Grand Erie Learning Alternatives offers the opportunity to continue your personal growth by offering a wide variety of credit courses to earn your high school diploma.  A meeting with one of their guidance counsellors can help start you on your way to that diploma.

Independent Learning Courses (ILC), Night School & Summer School
Phone Number: 519-753-6079
Location: 365 Rawdon Street, Brantford, ON

Adult Day School
Phone Number: 519-759-0000
Location: Market Square, 1 Market Street, Brantford, ON

Brantford Public Library

Connecting the community to information, partnerships and place.

Main Library
Phone Number: 519-756-2220
Location: 173 Colborne Street, Brantford, ON

St. Paul Avenue Branch
Phone Number: 519-753-2179
Location: 1441 St. Paul Avenue, Brantford, ON

BPL Book Nook
Location: Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street

Ontario Colleges

Information on earning a college degree, diploma, certificate or apprenticeship in Ontario.

Phone Number: 416-325-2929

Private Career Colleges in Ontario

If you are planning on going to a private career college, it’s a good idea to find out if they are registered with and have had programs approved by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges.

Phone Number: 416-325-2929

Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie is one of 25 community-based, not-for-profit corporations established in Ontario to play a leadership role in labour force development.

Comprised of volunteer representatives from Labour, Business, Education and Equity Groups, the board works collaboratively with community partners to identify key labour force issues and challenges, and to develop effective workforce development strategies.

Phone Number: 519-756-1116
Location: 1100 Clarence Street South, Suite 101, Brantford, ON

BrantJobs

Find hundreds of local jobs on BrantJobs. Employers can post jobs at no cost. It is an incredibly powerful job bank and labour market tool serving Brantford and Brant County.

Contact Brant

Contact Brant was established to be the first point of contact for children and youth ages 0 – 18 with mental health concerns or intellectual disabilities.   The agency is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Ministry of Community and Social Services to provide information about community resources and help navigate the many services available.

Phone Number: 519-758-8228
Location: 643 Park Road North, Brantford, ON

Ontario Works Income Support & Employment Services

Ontario Works provides financial and employment assistance to individuals and families who are in need.

The Ontario Works Act provides the legislative framework for the provision of employment assistance and temporary financial assistance.

Ontario Disability Support Program

The Ontario Disability Support Program helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing.

Grand River Community Health Centre

The Grand River Community Health Centre (GRCHC) provides community-based primary health care and pursues wellness, health promotion, and community development initiatives in Brantford and the County of Brant.

Phone Number: 519-754-0777
Location: 363 Colborne Street, Brantford, ON

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

Family Counselling Centre of Brant

The Family Counselling Centre of Brant promotes the well being and social inclusion of individuals and families through counselling, support, education and advocacy.

Phone Number: 519-753-4173
Location: 54 Brant Avenue, Brantford, ON