Child Poverty Programs 

Initiative Description Contact
Kids Lunch Club Child Hunger Brantford, in partnership with other local organizations, culinary programs, schools and community volunteers, operates a "Kids Lunch Club" program within local elementary schools.  The goal is to ensure children in our community have access to nutritious food and basic nutrition knowledge.  Dawn Hall 519-209-5450
After-School Programs Supervised recreation activities with trained recreation staff, 1.5 hours per day, 3 days per week, provision of a healthy snack at 7 city and 4 county elementary facilities.There's also an After School Program, for Slovak Village tenants, operating at Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre 3 nights a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.). Parks & Recreation
County Rec. Dept. 519-442-3342
Brant Food For Thought 60 Programs that provide nutritious breakfasts or snacks in elementary schools, family centres, churches and the P.J. Daycare Centre. Brant Food For Thought 519-759-6164
Food Security/ Emergency Food Service Project City co-sponsored programs run by St. Andrew's United Church, "Soup for the Soul" Thursday evenings at Grace Anglican Church, Salvation Army weekday lunches, "Daily Bread Dinners" at Grace Anglican Church on Wednesday evening, Sydenham United Church on Sundays October - April. Other meal programs offered by the Blessing Centre. See monthly food calendar. See Emergency Food Program calendar posted throughout the community or contact church directly.
NEW BEGINNINGS Neighbourhood Resource Centre - Eastdale Gardens Located in Eastdale Gardens - ECE and Social Work staff facilitate the residents to run programs for their community.The centre is run by an executive committee made up of consumers and is run on the self-help model with agencies providing the setting and the support. Contact the Centre at 519-759-8134
"Can We Help" Recreation Subsidy Program Provides low income families in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant with recreation programs for children. Families will be required to complete a needs test before approval. One program per child per session - subsidy based on a sliding scale. Parks & Recreation
County Rec. Dept. 519-442-3342
Medical Needs For Low Income Families Provides medical items for low income families to enable them to maintain health and attachment to the work force. Families are required to complete a needs test before approval. Ontario Works Brant - Special Services Unit 519-759-3330
Employment Start Up Loan Fund To provide items for low income individuals which are now available to Ontario Works Brant participants. To enable them to remain in the work force and to upgrade their employability, i.e. skills upgrading, equipment, etc., where otherwise not available. Employment Counsellor at Ontario Works Brant 519-759-3330
Rent Bank Work with landlords and low income tenants to explore payment options which are mutually beneficial, rent loans (may include utility arrears) where eligible, and necessary to avoid homelessness. Families and individuals receiving Ontario Works and ODSP should contact their worker. Housing Resource Centre 519-759-3330
Outreach Project This project identifies people who are sleeping in the rough and ensures harm reduction or immediate accommodation, as well as connecting them with appropriate services. Housing Resource Centre 519-759-3330