Who We Are

Brantford is a community that provides urban amenities with a charming small town feel.

Join our team

The City of Brantford is made up of a community of dedicated staff who work together to deliver hundreds of programs and services to enhance the quality of life for our residents.

Our determination to attract and retain the best and brightest talent is reflected in our investment in the people who work here. In concert with growth opportunities, the implementation of the City's Human Resources Master Plan is designed to respond to the varying and ongoing needs of employees.

View our current career opportunities, apply to be a part of our growing team, and discover why you should join the City of Brantford.

Organizational Structure

Guided by the policies and priorities of Council, the City's Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) leads and brings together the efforts of all Commissions and departments, ensuring that the City's programs and services meet the demands and expectations of the community.

An Executive Leadership Team of five General Managers support the CAO. Each is responsible for specific service areas in each of the City's five Commissions as follows:

  • Corporate Services - City Clerk's Office, Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources, Legal and Real Estate Services, I.T. Services, Customer Contact Centre
  • Community Development - Planning and Development, Building, By-law Enforcement, Economic Development and Tourism
  • Community Programs, Parks & Recreation - Parks, Recreation, Forestry, Bell Homestead, Golf Operations, Sanderson Centre 
  • Health and Human Services - Strategic Planning and Community Partnerships, Children's Services, Housing, Social Assistance and Homelessness
  • Public Works - Fleet and Transit Services, Engineering Services, Operational Services, Environmental Services, Facilities and Asset Management 

Discover the City of Brantford

Learn more about Brantford's Mayor and Council, our rich history, the plans and priorities we have for the future, our excellent post-secondary institutions, our tourist events and attractions and browse our Community Profile for details about our diverse manufacturing sector and more.

Hometown Heroes

Joseph Thayendanegea Brant

The City of Brantford's name comes from Joseph Thayendanegea Brant who was a Mohawk war chief. He was a Captain for the British Superintendent's Mohawk warriors during the American Revolution. Our City is located on part of his land grant. Explore more history from our Museums, Heritage and Galleries.

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell invented and patented the first telephone in 1876 from his residence in Brantford, Ontario.

Wayne Gretzky

The professional hockey player and former NHL head coach, Wayne Gretzky, was born and raised in Brantford. The Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre is a renowned facility that is named in honour of the hockey legend.