SNAP® is a 13 week group program with ongoing support for children ages 6-11 who are struggling with serious behavioural issues. SNAP® teaches children how to make better choices, manage their emotions and “keep problems small.” SNAP® also offers parenting groups to help parents and caregivers learn effective child management techniques and other SNAP® strategies to deal with their child’s behaviours.
SNAP® is being offered in Brantford by Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services.
Community Information Brant, Haldimand and NorfolkCommunity information data base for Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Find out what services are available in your community.
211211 is a telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website that provides a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages.
Your GuideA listing of workshops, courses, groups and events that are free for families, children and youth.
Brantford Brant Best Start MagazineA community magazine about doing the best for our children and our future.
Before and After School Programs
Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School BoardBefore and after school care programs located in BHNCDSB. For more information, contact your school directly.
Grand Erie District School BoardBefore and after school care programs located in Grand Erie District School Board sites. Fee subsidies are available.
Or call: 519-756-6301
Complete Listing for Brantford and Brant CountyFor more information, contact your school directly.
Brantford Community Support ServicesPrograms help individuals, families, and organizations across Brantford. Include child care, housing and Ontario Works.
Or call: 519-756-3150
220 Clarence St, Brantford
OneList – Brantford & BrantOnline application and waitlist for child care services in Brantford and Brant.
Children’s Mental Health Resources
Contact BrantSingle point of access which includes assessment, intake,and referral to children’s mental health or children’s developmental services.
Woodview Mental Health and Autism ServicesWoodview offers a broad spectrum of services for children/youth and their families who are facing mental health challenges and for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
St. Leonard’s Community ServicesMulti-service agency providing mental health, addictions, housing, justice and employment services.
Brant Mental Health Crisis ServiceIntegrated mental health crisis service for all ages. Immediate Telephone Crisis Counselling (24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year). Mental Health Walk-in Clinic: No Appointment Necessary, (11 am to 8 pm 7 days a week, 365 days a year). Mobile Response Service Available (11 am to 8 pm).
24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-759-7188 or 1-866-811-7188
1-225 Fairview Dr, Brantford
Mental Health HelplineProvincial website providing assistance and links to mental health services.
Children’s Mental Health OntarioFind a CMHO Centre in Your Community. Allows families to locate a local accredited children’s mental health centre by entering their postal code. The website below contains contact information for individual children’s mental health centres located near you.
eMentalHealth.ca: Child and Youth Service OrganizationsHelps families to find community organizations and children’s mental health services by service type and location. The website below contains contact information for various local child and youth service organizations.
Kids Help PhoneWebsite includes information for kids related to topics such as bullying, violence and abuse, body image, feelings, the internet, friends, school, etc. Also includes tools and resources for parents.
Adult Mental Health Resources
Canadian Mental Health Association – Brant County BranchThe CMHA provides a variety of programs, support services and community education to support persons with a serious mental illness and their families.
Or call: 519-752-2998
Brant Mental Health Crisis ServiceIntegrated mental health crisis service for all ages. Immediate Telephone Crisis Counselling (24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year).
Mental Health Walk-in Clinic: No Appointment Necessary (11 am to 8 pm 7 days a week, 365 days a year). Mobile Response Service Available (11 am to 8 pm).
1-225 Fairview Dr, Brantford
Hospitals and Health Resources
Brant Community Healthcare SystemBrantford General Hospital offers Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics, Mental Health, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, CT Scanning, Critical Care, Surgical Services, Ambulatory Care. The Willett site offers walk-in treatment services for non-life threatening injuries or illnesses that cannot wait for a family doctor.
The Brantford General Site200 Terrace Hill St.Brantford
Or call: 519-751-5544
The Willett Site238 Grand River St. NParis
Or call: 519-442-2251
Community Care Access Centre – Children’s Services at HomeCCAC provides short-term care at home following a hospital stay or care for a long-term illness or condition that requires ongoing in-home support. The CCAS also provides School Health Support Services for children/youth up to age 21, who are attending schools and need health support services during the day.
De Dwa Da Dehs Nye Aboriginal Health CentreHealth centre providing health care to Aboriginal community by providing services which respect people as individuals with a distinctive cultural identity and distinctive values and beliefs. Services are available to individuals experiencing mental health issues and other psychosocial stressors that are not considered serious but are interfering with Mental Health Wellness.
Health Care OptionsOntario government website to help you locate health services.
Brant County Health UnitProvides health promotion, protection and disease prevention programs and services. Includes low-income dental program, family health programs, immunizations and inspections.
Healthy Smiles Ontario – Dental CareFree dental care program for children and youth from families who may not be able to afford dental care. Program is provided through the Brant County Health Unit.
Health Care Connect: “Find a Family Doctor or Nurse-Practitioner”Ontario government website that includes instructions on how to find or change a family doctor or nurse practitioner.
Brant TAPP-C – Arson Prevention Program for Children
Brant TAPP-CThe goal of the TAPP-C program is to reduce the risk of fires set by children and youth in our community. The program also helps to determine why the child or youth has been involved with fire and whether he/she is likely to continue to be involved with fire. Brant TAPP-C is a partnership between local fire departments and Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services.
Brantford Community Support ServicesPrograms help individuals, families, and organizations across Brantford. Include housing and income support (Ontario Works).
Housing: 220 Colborne St. Brantford
Ontario Works: 220 Colborne St. Brantford
County of Brant Social ServicesLocal community organizations providing assistance and |resources for individuals, families and organizations needing help.
Or call: 519-442-1818
15 Curtis Ave. N, Paris
Brantford Native HousingOrganization works to provide housing and other supports to people of Native ancestry.
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)ODSP is an Ontario government program designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families who are in financial need, or who want to work. Income Support provides financial assistance and other benefits to eligible people. The Employment Supports program helps eligible people with disabilities overcome barriers to employment.
YMCA Immigrant ServicesFree service to help provide settlement information, referrals to services, help with forms/documents, supports for youth and one-to-one support.
Kids New to Canada: “Community Resources Serving Immigrant and Refugee Families”Produced by the Canadian Paediatric Society, with links to resources for Newcomer Families, including: language programs, education, housing, employment and more.
Newcomer ConnectionNewcomer Connections is a website to help newcomers to settle in Brantford and Brant, and provide important information online to people who are considering moving to this community.
Nutrition and Food Banks
Brantford Food BankBrantford Food Bank offers an Emergency Food Bank Service to individuals and families in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations. This includes low-income families, children, the elderly, abuse survivors and the homeless.
Brant Food For ThoughtBrant Food For Thought is the lead agency that supports and facilitates Student Nutrition Programs in elementary and secondary schools in Brantford, the County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand. We believe that good nutrition contributes to a child’s ability to learn and that all children and youth should have equitable access to the most nutritious foods possible.
Monthly Food Calendar & Food Bank/Cupboard CalendarMonthly lists of when food banks and free meals are available.
Feed BrantFeed Brant is a website that will help you find free and low-cost places to get, grow, learn about, and eat food in Brantford and the County of Brant.
Sports and Recreation Programs
Brantford Leisure GuideGuide to recreation and leisure activities in Brantford.
Brant RecreationGuide to recreation and leisure activities in Brant County.
Brantford RecconnectOnline registration for leisure and recreation programs in Brantford.
Active GrandWebsite and online tool to help you find free & low-cost ways you and your family can enjoy local physical activity. Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations, Haldimand.
Brantford Parks and TrailsOnline listing of parks and trails in Brantford.
Brantford Sports and Youth DirectoryOnline link to child and youth sports organizations in Brantford.
Brant Recreation ContactsOnline listing of child and youth sports organizations in Brant County.
Or call: 519-752-2964
2 Edge St, Brantford
Brantford YMCACharitable organization helping people achieve personal growth in spirit, mind and body through participation and service to the community. Creating healthy communities in which individuals and families have opportunities to reach their potential.
Or call: 519-752-6568
143 Wellington St, Brantford
Boys and Girls Club of BrantfordProvides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
Every Kid CountsThe Every Kid Counts program will provide support to a child with special needs so he/she has an equal opportunity to participate in local recreation programs.
City of Brantford Sport Subsidies – Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre ProgramsFinancial assistance is available to applicants who qualify for most registered or drop-in programs and activities provided by the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.
Arnold Anderson Sport FundAssist parents and caregivers who may have limited financial freedom to provide opportunities for their children to experience an active lifestyle in an organized sport.
Canadian Tire JumpstartKids aged 4 to 18 from families in financial need can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and/or transportation.
Child Support Programs
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand ErieChild and youth mentoring program.
Grand Erie District School BoardPublic school board for Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk.
Grand Erie District School Board–Safe Schools ProgramStudent/School/Staff safety program – provides a safe, inclusive, and accepting learning environment enabling students to reach their full academic and personal potential.
Or call: 519-756-6301 or 1-888-548-8878
349 Erie Ave, Brantford
Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School BoardCatholic school board for Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk.
Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board - Safe, Inclusive & Accepting Schools ProgramStudent/School/Staff safety program – provides a safe, inclusive, and accepting learning environment enabling students to reach their full academic and spiritual potential.
Or call: 519.756.6369
322 Fairview Dr, Brantford
École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-BourgeoysOffers a Catholic and francophone environment for elementary students.
Brant Early Years CommunityBrant Early Years Community offers services and supports to young children and their families and caregivers. Whether you are currently a resident of Brant or are planning on moving to the area, this site can help you find what is available to support you in your role as a parent, caregiver, or educator.
Parents for Children’s Mental HealthParents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) is a peer support group for families facing the challenges of child and youth mental health disorders/illness. PCMH provides timely, accurate, concrete and appropriate information.
Best Start Brantford/BrantBest Start Brantford/Brant Network is committed to providing information and resources to help parents and care givers make the best choices for their children. Best Start is Ontario’s plan to enhance the early learning, child care and healthy development of children so they are ready to achieve success in school by the time they start Grade 1.
Family Counselling Centre of Brant
Family and Group Counselling, Hamilton Brant Behaviour Services, Individual, Couple, Developmental Services, Credit Counselling, Early Learning and Parenting Centres.
Triple P – Positive Parenting ProgramTriple P is aimed at improving your child’s behaviour problems and your skills as a parent to develop positive attitudes, skills and behaviours. This helps prevents problems from arising, and promotes family relationships that encourage children to reach their full potential.
Or call: 519-758-8228
643 Park Rd. N, Brantford
Grand Parenting AgainNot-For-Profit support group for grandparents and extended family members raising related children.
Contact BrantSingle point of access which includes assessment, intake, and referral to children’s mental health or children’s developmental services.
Lansdowne Children’s CentreChildren’s treatment centre for children with physical, communication and/or developmental needs with its main location in Brantford, Ontario and a satellite location in Simcoe, Ontario.
Family Counselling Centre of BrantDevelopmental Services, Hamilton Brant Behaviour Services, Individual, Couple, Family and Group Counselling, Credit Counselling, Early Learning and Parenting Centres.
Woodview Mental Health and Autism ServicesWoodview offers a broad spectrum of services for children and youth facing mental health challenges and for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We work in partnership with families, who play an integral role in our services. We work with schools and social service agencies to support these individuals and their families.