Brantford is a proud, diverse and multicultural community.

First Nations

Brantford is located next to Six Nations of the Grand River, which has the largest population of all First Nations in Canada. 12,000 people live on Six Nations territory, while 80,000 Haudenosaunee live on reserves throughout North America.

Cultural groups

Brantford takes pride in its multicultural diversity. For over 40 years, Brantford has hosted the International Villages Festival where every July, ethnic groups set up villages around the city to offer traditional foods, cultural activities and educational exhibits.

Languages spoken

Canada has two official languages, English and French. Speaking English in Brantford is important and will help you find a job, help your children learn in school and help you become a Canadian citizen.

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Other languages spoken by residents living in Brantford include Mandarin, Punjabi, Tagalog, Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Greek, Italian and Hungarian.

Faith organizations

Freedom of Religion is a fundamental human right in Canada. People from all faiths and spiritual backgrounds are welcome here, and you find different places of worship such as churches, temples, synagogues and mosques in the communities in and around Brantford.