Community Phone Numbers
211 is a free telephone and internet service which contains a directory of community resources in a particular area. To access 211 simply dial 211 on your phone or access their website at http://www.211ontario.ca/
911 is the emergency phone number. In case of emergency call 911 for ambulance, fire, or police. 911 is a free service.
The Brantford Police Department can be called for all non-emergencies and for administrative questions.
Non-emergency number: 519-756-0113 or 519-756-7050
Location: 344 Elgin Street, Brantford, Ontario
For residents of Brant County the OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) is the policing force. Non-emergency number: 1-888-310-1122 or locally 519-442-2242.
Location: 28 Mechanic Street, Paris, Ontario
Six Nations Police are the main policing force on Six Nations and New Credit.
Non-emergency number: 519-445-2811
Location: 2112 Fourth Line, Ohsweken, Ontario
Non-emergency number: 519-752-4346
Location: 60 Clarence Street, Brantford, Ontario
Non-emergency number: 1-866-847-5416
Location: 61 Dundas Street East, Paris, Ontario
Non-emergency number: 519-445-4054
Location: 17 Veterans Lane, Ohsweken, Ontario
The City of Brantford is the municipal government for Brantford Ontario. For City services, by-laws, building, zoning, records, and various other city based inquires call City Hall at 519-759-4150.
Location: 100 Wellington Sqaure, Brantford, Ontario
The County of Brant is the municipal government of Brant County.
Administrative Office: 1-888-250-2295
Treasury and Tax: 1-888-250-2295
Community Services: 519-442-1818.
Developmental Services: 1-888-250-2296
Public Works: 1-888-250-2295
Contact number: 519-445-220
Location: 1695 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, Ontario
The Brant County Community Healthcare System is the organization, which runs the Paris Willett Hospital and the Brantford General Hospital in addition to various other health related programming in Brant County.
Brantford General Hospital
Location: 200 Terrace Hill Street, Brantford, Ontario
Paris Willett Hospital
Location: 238 Grand River Street North, Paris, Ontario
Brantford Community Healthcare System Foundation
Location: 200 Terrace Hill, Brantford, Ontario
The Brant County Health Unit runs various healthcare programs in Brantford and Brant County. They provide free fluoride varnish clinics, free flu shot clinics, prenatal classes, and more.
The Grand River Community Health Centre (GRCHC) provides health care services, as well as promotes healthier living and wellness. They offer a variety of programing, workshops, and resources for people in Brantford and Brant County.
Location: 347 Colborne Street, Brantford, Ontario
Six Nations Health Services provides a variety or programming and resources for the Six Nations and New Credit Community.
Location: 1745 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken, Ontario
Location: 6 King Street, Brantford, Ontario
Free Income Tax Clinics in Brantford
For qualified persons will be offered by Millard, Rouse & Rosebrugh LLP Chartered Accountants and Community Resource Service in partnership with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Chairperson of the Income Tax Clinics | Joshua Laporte, CA Millard, Rouse & Rosebrugh LLP
The Free Income Tax Clinics will be held by appointment only at Community Resource Service located at 1100 Clarence St. S., in Brantford.
For an appointment please contact Community Resource Service at 519-751-4357 x226
Free Income Tax Clinic in Brant County
The County of Brant Public Library is offering free tax help. A representative from Revenue Canada will be visiting County of Brant Public Library branches to provide assistance with income tax returns.
Seniors, people with low income (single $30,000), those receiving social assistance, students and newcomers to Canada. All with Simple Tax returns. Please call your preferred branch to make an appointment.
For more information on Brant County Public Library resources go to www.brant.library.on.ca
Kids Can Fly
Kids Can Fly offers many different children’s programming. The services they provide include:
• Launch Pad: Located in Graham Bell-Victoria School it offers parents and children a way to socialize with other parents and children in a comfortable classroom setting. Children learn social skills, and get accustomed to classroom settings. Parents get the opportunity to meet with other parents, share resources, and learn about the community. This program is great for those with small children and newcomers.
Location: Graham Bell-Victoria School, 56 Grand Street, Brantford
Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00am – 12 noon.
• Roots of Empathy: A program that is designed to aid in giving children the means of learning empathy through interaction with infants. The program developed in Toronto is available in Brantford through elementary schools. Children are introduced to babies and learn empathy from the babies by caring for them.
• Parachute Program: This program is for parents and lets them have the opportunity to socialize and learn from each other under the facilitation of ECE Jane Flinders. Parents learn how to deal with changing lifestyles that comes with caring for a new baby. Meetings are Wednesday afternoons 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm at the St. Andrews Community Centre, 95 Darling Street, Brantford.
• Story Book Breakfast: at this great event children get to eat a hot breakfast with story book characters. The program is designed to encourage socialization and interest in reading.
• ECE Awards Program: is a celebration of Early Childhood Education work in the Brant area. ECEs get together at the annual event and recognize those who have shown great work in the area, and learn about each other.
• Midnight Movie Marathon: For a pledge price participants can partake in a marathon of movie madness.
Brant Early years caters to parents and their young children. Their website contains information such as workshops, postpartum depression support groups, career development information, and a list of handy links. The Brant Early Years also helps to facilitate Mothers in Motion, a program that is dedicated to helping mothers and children get active and eat healthy. Contact the Brant Early Years at www.eycbrant.ca
The Family Counseling Centre of Brant provides many different counseling services such as debt help, corporate help, family counseling, women’s support groups, and more. Contact: 519-753-4173
Location: 54 Brant Ave, Brantford, Ontario
This handy calendar lists all of the food programs in Brantford, where they are, and when they are. The calendar can be accessed HERE
This calendar lists when, and where all the Brant area food bank facilities can be accessed. The calendar can be accessed HERE
The Good Food Box program allows for access to healthy food for a low price. The boxes are for single (1-2 people) and families (4-5 People). You can order your own Good Food Box through the Community Resource Service at www.crs-help.ca
Employment and Labour Resources
CRS offers many different programs such as the Food Bank, Christmas Baskets, and Good Food Box. In addition CRS offers Employment Services at their location at 230 Shellard Lane Units 3 & 4 Brantford, Ontario. They help with job searches, resume creation, cover letter creation, workshops, access to computers, and aid in exploring hidden job markets.
Food Bank: 1100 Clarence Street South, Brantford, Ontario
Employment Service: 230 Shellard Lane, Units 3 & 4, Brantford, Ontario
St. Leonard’s Community Services Brant Employment Centre offers aid in researching job trends, resumes creation, creating cover letters, job searches, summer jobs for students help, and workshops.
Location: 225 Fairview Drive, Brantford, Ontario
Ontario Works (OW) offers more than just support, it also offers employment resources for people seeking jobs. They offer resume building, cover letter help, job search help, and computer access.
Career Link is an employment resource centre located at 1 Market Street on the upper level. They help with resume and cover letter creation, have computer access, telephone access, free workshops, and job search help.
The Brant Skills Centre is strives to improve literacy through workshops and programs. They offer free computer and literacy workshops.
Location: 225 Fairview Drive, Unit 1, Brantford, Ontario
Newcomer Connections is a website created to help immigrants who have chosen to make Brantford-Brant their home. The website assists newcomers to find information on local services and resources available in Brantford-Brant. Information about major employers, employment services, educational networks, college and universities, local available job and volunteer opportunities, government services, recreation and leisure, and health care can be found on the website. If you are a newcomer and have many questions about Brantford-Brant, Newcomer Connections can help you. Visit the immigration portal at http://www.newcomerconnections.ca/ today. Please send any questions and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Affordable Rental Housing Listings
These listings include new construction and renovated buildings for individuals and families with annual income that is less than $41,677.00. Most of these buildings are not owned by the City. Please call the contact listed if you are interested.
The rent(s) for these units is based on the average rent for this community, and, in most cases is less than the average rent.
If you require a modified unit due to a physical disability, have a mental illness, or have been a victim of domestic violence, please tell the contact person this information as special units and rates may apply.For more information on housing in Brant and to apply online go to the Brantford Access to Housing or (BATH).
Buildings marked with a * have some rent-geared-to-income units. If you are interested in one of these units, please contact the City Housing Department at 519-759-3330 ext.6250, to apply for RGI Housing.
|Name||Address||Contact||1 bedroom units||2 bedroom units||Heat
|Heritage House *||40 Queen St.||Lorna Mills
519-759-3330 ext. 6316
|City Centre Apartments *||24 Harris Ave.||Camaran Banach or Vik Multani
|Uptown Downtown||251 Colborne St.||Paul Wilson
|Freedom Gate||178 Market St.||GK York Property Management
|GK York City Site||163 Market St.
40 Sheridan St.
42 Sheridan St.
|GK York Property Management
|McHutchion Lofts Developments||351 to 363 Colborne St.||GK York Property Mgmt
|Northern Gate||255 Colborne St.||GK York Property Management
|Dalhousie Church Lofts||260 Dalhousie St.||King street Holdings Rochelle McNabb
|Winniett St. Apartments||54 Winniett St.||GK York Property Management
|Brant Native Housing *||5 & 7 Walnut St.||Chel Niro
|Cordage Lofts||115 Sherwood Dr.||King Street Holdings Rochelle McNabb
|Bell Lane Apartments *
|6 Bell Lane||Donna Stuart
519-759-3330 ext. 6250
|Alfred Heights||3 to 5 Alfred St.||Camaran Banach or Viki Multani
|Councel Corp – Seniors Only||575 Park Rd. North||Derek Stockdale
County of Brant
|Riverbank Apartments *||120 to 140 West River St. Paris, Ontario||Paul Huigenbos
|GK York County Site||130 West River St.
|GK York Property Management