Neighbourhood Associations

Neighbourhood Associations (NA's) are volunteer committees that work in cooperation with the City of Brantford to improve the quality of life in their community. Each NA organizes and promotes recreation and leisure to area residents.

There are currently 24 active NA's in the city offering a variety of activities:

Slow Down Sign program

The City of Brantford, in partnership with the Neighbourhood Alliance of Brantford (NAB), is pleased to provide free ‘Slow Down’ lawn signs to residents, while supplies last. The signs are intended to enhance roadway safety by reminding motorists to drive slower through residential neighbourhoods.

Signs are only available to Brantford residents with a limit of one per household, while supplies last. Residents are kindly asked to bring photo identification with them that includes their Brantford address when they pick up their sign. Slow Down signs are not enforceable by Police, however, enforcement of the legal posted speed limit is.

The City is offering several pick up locations as indicated below:

  • Beckett Adult Leisure Centre,  219 Colborne Street. Open for pick-up Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street. Open for pick-up Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, 254 North Park Street. Open for pick-up Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • City Hall, Customer Service, 58 Dalhousie Street. Open for pick-up Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The ‘Slow Down” signs can be put up year-round, however, it is suggested that they be posted until November and stored indoors during the winter months to maximize visibility and reduce wear and tear of the sign so that it can be reused.

Residents are asked to place the sign in front of their own household, on personal property only, and set back 1m/3.2 ft from the street line, using only the supplied wire frame. Please do not add reflective tape or illumination to the sign. All signs should be placed at least three metres away from fire hydrants and cannot obstruct any pedestrian, cyclist or driver sight lines.

Please contact the City at 519-759-4150 for more information.

The Slow Down lawn sign program was initiated in 2022 by local Neighbourhood Associations in an effort to address vehicle speed concerns of Brantford residents and help reduce speed through neighbourhoods.

Leaf and snow removal

The Neighbourhood Alliance of Brantford has partnered with the City of Brantford to provide neighbours in need of help raking leaves and/or shovelling snow with neighbouring volunteers. If you, or someone you know, is a senior (65 or older) or has a medical condition or disability and needs help, or you are someone willing to volunteer your time or in need of community service hours, you can send your Neighbourhood Association a message through their Facebook page using the links provided below, email or call 519-759-4150 ext.5070.

Active Neighbourhood Associations

View the Neighbourhood Associations boundary map.

Get involved

NA members play a very big role in the success of a healthy and vibrant community. It is as simple as becoming a member or volunteering to help with programs and special events. You can also ask about becoming a member of your NA's executive committee. It will give you a chance to get to know your neighbours and have your voice heard. Call us at 519-759-4150, ext. 5070 for more information on how to volunteer for a Neighbourhood Association. 

How to start a neighbourhood association

If your area does not have an NA and you would like to learn more, call us or email us. You can apply and fill out our application form.

City support

The following help is available to NA's:

  • City staff support
  • Facilities
  • Facility maintenance
  • Funding opportunities
  • Promotional support
  • Training and workshops
  • Volunteer support

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