Brantford Neighbours Helping Neighbours

The City of Brantford’s top priority during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic is protecting the health and safety of our residents. Together with our community agencies and partners, we have compiled a list of local resources that are available to help residents stay safe and well.

As community groups expand their programming, the City will continue to share the growing list of programs and services. If you have a program that you would like to share, please contact communications@brantford.ca

The Brantford Neighbours Helping Neighbours Campaign has five key pillars:

  1. Accessing Food
    Ensuring residents have safe, easy access to food is a top priority. Local non-profit agencies have adjusted their services so meal programs continue to be available and follow strict sanitation procedures. Grocery stores and local businesses have expanded delivery services, curb-side pickup options, and are offering specific shopping hours for seniors and vulnerable people.
    Visit Accessing Food page
  2. Volunteering and Donations
    Wondering where you can volunteer to help your neighbours during COVID19? Consider contacting your local Neighbourhood Association, check out the GIGIT Marketplace Volunteer Portal, or visit the local Caremongering Brantford Facebook group.
    Visit Volunteering and Donations page
  3. Healthy Kids at Home
    Are you looking for creative ways to keep your kids healthy and active at home? Learn more about what our Healthy Kids Passport partners are offering online. Participate in family friendly workouts with the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre staff, visit the Brantford Twin Valley Zoo online, and more.
    Visit Healthy Kids at Home page
  4. Connecting Seniors at Home
    Being inside doesn’t prevent us from staying active, learning new things, and connecting with others. Many community agencies are offering free programming online.
    Visit Connecting Seniors at Home page
  5. Mental Health
    It is normal for situations like COVID19 to affect your mental health. That’s why it is important to practice positive coping strategies and know where to reach out for help. Remember that it’s okay to ask for help and utilize online, phone, and in-person resources available to you.
    Visit Mental Health page
  6. Low-Income Tax Clinics
    The City of Brantford recognizes that some residents have had issues filing their 2019 taxes due to COVID-19. If you belong to a low-income household in need of tax filing services, volunteers at the following agencies are available to support you.
    Visit Low-Income Tax Clinics page
  7. Mandatory Face Covering By-law Program 
    Under the City's new Mandatory Face Covering by-law, wearing a face covering is now required in enclosed public indoor spaces in the city of Brantford, including all City of Brantford facilities and public transit, until further notice.  If you or someone you know need a face covering, please reach out to your local Neighbourhood Association, or visit the Brantford Public Library on or after July 28th, or call the Woodman Park Community Centre at 519-752-0890 for more information. Details of the Face Covering By-law Program.