Community Resources

If you’re a Brantford community organization and would like to share information about your resources or services, please contact us at info@brantfordlibrary.ca  

All drop-in clinics are virtual “walk-in” counselling services. Call one of the clinics below to receive an appointment via phone or Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN). 

Charing Cross Medical Centre 
Phone: (519) 304-8850 
Hours: Tuesdays 10 a.m - 6 p.m. 
Serves: Youth up to 18 years 

 Brantford Pediatrics
Phone: (519) 512-0030 or text (226) 450-0300 
Hours: Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 2 .pm. 
Serves: Youth up to 18 years and their families 

Brant Mental Health solutions 
Phone: (519) 302-2300 
Hours: Thursdays 12:00pm - 5:30 pm  
Serves: Children and youth up to 18 years and their families 

Woodview In The Square 
Phone: (519) 752-5308 or text (226) 920-4427 
Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 4:00 – 8:00 pm; Saturdays 12:00 – 4:00 pm 
Serves: Youth 12-18 years 
Website: https://woodview.ca/ 

Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services 
Phone: (519) 752-759 
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am -1:00 pm 
Email: wmhas@woodview.ca 
Website: www.woodview.ca 
Serves: Children and youth experiencing mental health challenges 

 St. Leonard’s Community Services 
24/7 Crisis Line available 
Phone: (519) 759-7188 or 1-866-811-7188 
Website: https://www.st-leonards.com/ 

Nova Vita Crisis and support line 
24/7 crisis support 
Phone: (519) 752-4357 
Intake, individual counselling& other support services available by phone 
Website: https://novavita.org/  

Sexual Assault Centre of Brant 
24/7 crisis and support line 
Phone: (519) 751-3471 

Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) 
Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or exposed to someone who has COVID-19  
Phone: (519) 753-4937 and press 1 

Additional Supports 

211 Ontario 
Phone: 211 OR 1-877-330-3213 
Website: https://211ontario.ca/how-can-i-help/ 
Live web chat is available, or call for information and referrals for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario.  

Wellness Together Canada 
Website: https://ca.portal.gs/ 

ConnexOntario 
Phone: 1-866-531-2600 
Website: https://www.connexontario.ca/  
Adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of COVID-19 can call for mental health, addictions and problem gambling support.  

Crisis Services Canada 
Phone: 1-833-456-4566 
Website: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/  
All Canadians seeking support can call or visit the website to find nearby distress centresand crisis organizations. 

Good2Talk 
Phone or text: 1-866-925-5454 
Website: https://good2talk.ca/ 
Serves: Post-secondary students  

Hope for Wellness Helpline 
Phone: 1-855-242-3310  
Website: https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/ 
Indigenous peoples can call for immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention across Canada (available in some Indigenous languages). Live web chat is also available.  

Kids Help Phone 
Phone: 1-800-668-6868 
Website: https://kidshelpphone.ca/  
Children and youth up to 18 who need to talk to someone about their mental health can call for 24/7 phone and text support.  

Talk 4 Healing 
Phone or text: 1-855-554-4325 
Website: http://www.talk4healing.com/ 
Indigenous women can get help, support and resources seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with services in 14 languages by calling or texting. Live web chat is also available.  

BounceBack 
Phone: 1-866-345-0224 
Website: https://bouncebackontario.ca/  
A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that provides guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching. 

Addiction Services and Supports 

St Leonard’s Community Services 
Phone: (519) 734-0253 
Hours: Starting at 8:30 a.m. to book a same-day intake by phone.    
For those already connected with a clinician, call 519 754-0253 to set up a phone session. 
Website: https://www.st-leonards.com/ 

Brantford Downtown Outreach Team 
Phone: (519) 717-6009 
Email: BDOT@st.leonards.com 
The team will respond to referrals and support clients by phone. 

Aboriginal Mental Health & Addiction Services Phone: (519) 752-4340 ext. 215 
Website: https://aboriginalhealthcentre.com/services/mental-health/ 
Culturally safe wellness services for members of the urban community who self-identify as having Aboriginal ancestry. Call to request services; a worker will return your call within 72 business hours. 

Withdrawal Management and Treatment services 

St. Leonard’s Community Services 
Phone: (519) 753-6222 
Email: WMTS@st-leonards.com 
Withdrawal management beds are still open.  A modified treatment program is availablefor internal candidates. 
Website: https://www.st-leonards.com/  

Harm Reduction Supply Sites 

Brant Haldimand Norfolk Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) 
Address: 347 Colborne St. E. (Side door off Alfred St.) 
Phone: (519) 758-0008 or 1-866-987-7226 for more information 
Hours: (Brantford location) Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.;Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Food Banks and Community Meals 

City of Brantford Foodbank Monthly Calendarhttps://calendar.brantford.ca/foodbank/Month 

Brantford Food Bank 
http://crs-help.ca/foodbank/ 

Brantford First Baptist Church Food Cupboard Ministry 
http://www.firstbaptistbrantford.com/foodcupbord.html 

Freedom House Kindness Centre and Pantry Food Cupboard 
https://www.freedomhouse.ca/the-kindness-project/kindness-centre/  

Friendship House of Brant Food Bank 
https://www.friendship-house-of-brant.org/ 

Salvation Army/Brantford Community Church Food Bank 
https://www.salvationarmybrantford.ca/foodbankbrantford.html 

 
Emergency Housing 

If you are in need of emergency shelter, contact the social services support line. 
Phone: (519) 759-7009 
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm                                                            
After hourscall (519) 753- 4193 

Arrangements will be made with one of the following shelters. 

Salvation Army                                                                                                               
Phone: (519) 753-4193 
Serves: Single men aged 18 + 

Rosewood House                                                                                                            
Phone: (519) 750-1547 
Serves: Single men and women aged 18+ 

Youth Resource Centre                                                                                               
Phone: (519) 759-9664 
Serves: Male and female youth aged 15-19 

Nova Vita                                                                                                                  
Phone: (519)752-1005 
Serves: Homeless women with children 
Website: https://novavita.org/ 

Employment Resources 

Career Link 
Phone: (519) 759-1412 
Website: http://careerlink.ca/  

Community Employment Service 
Phone: (519) 751-4357 
Email: ahameed@crs-help.ca 
Website: http://crs-help.ca/employment/ 

St. Leonard’s/Brant Employment Centre 
Phone: (519) 756-7665 
Website: https://www.st-leonards.com/locations/brant-employment-centre 
Note COVID-19 announcement: https://www.st-leonards.com/agency/covid-19 

Ontario Works 
Website:  https://www.brantford.ca/en/living-here/employment-supports.aspx  
Employment related assistance may be available for childcare costs, work clothes, supplies and equipment, clothing, grooming, transportation, criminal reference checks or medical certificates, and minor fees.   

Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Community Legal Clinic 
Website: https://www.bhnlegalclinic.ca/ 
Among other services available for people with low income, there is assistance available with navigating Health and Disability law, Housing Law, Ontario Disability Support Program, and issues that can arise from employment, such as termination, employment standards, and employment insurance.  

Online Education 

Contact North 
Who says you need to leave home to get an education? Contact North can help you reach your goals of getting a degree, diploma or certificate, or upgrade your skills without leaving your community. The Contact North team in the Grand River Territory is working from home offices and we’re available by phone, e-mail, Zoom, text messaging and Facebook Messenger to help with your online learning needs. 
Call 1-855-833-0108 or e-mail grandriver@contactnorth.ca. You can also visit studyonline.ca to view the 18,000+ online courses available. 

Connecting with each other 

Share your story 
A group of community members are turning their efforts to learning more about how we are all managing through the many stresses and the challenges of physical distancing that the pandemic has brought. This includes acts of kindness and care for ourneighbours, helping delivery meals and groceries, drive-by birthday parties, and Friday night claps for frontline workers. 
You are asked to share a story or a kindness act opportunity with others and share the following information with everyone. Click this link to find out more about the Together Apart Story Sharing Platform: https://kumu.io/mark-u/together-apart