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Help Mayor Davis Fix the Clock Tower

Help Mayor Davis Fix the Clock Tower

Our community is growing, so the City of Brantford is making exciting plans to grow with it. Currently, City of Brantford employees are spread out across several different facilities throughout the city. The move to a new consolidated City Hall in early 2021 will actually be much more cost efficient for the City to operate than our current accommodations model. In addition to long term cost savings, we’re also moving to better serve our residents. A key benefit of consolidating our servic...
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Unleash your creativity in the New Year!

Unleash your creativity in the New Year!

By: Trish Barsby Do you have a desire to bring out your creative side but don’t know where to start? Look no further than the Brantford Public Library (Main Branch) Makerspace and Digital Media Lab, where all of the help and tools are at your disposal to do just that. The MakerSpace area allows people of all ages to explore and create projects from 3D printing to button making, while the Digital Media Lab has you covered for creating professional videos, music and podcasts with their exp...
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February Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

February Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our February roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing. Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet. Do you have any great training or networking opportunities to shar...
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New Funding Through Investment Readiness Program (IRP)

New Funding Through Investment Readiness Program (IRP)

The Brant Community Foundation, a member of the Community Foundations of Canada, has announced their partnership with the Investment Readiness Program, a new national initiative funded by the Government of Canada. This funding program can provide time-limited, non-repayable capital to support a broad range of “social purpose organizations” (i.e. non-profits, charities, co-operatives, hybrid social enterprises, and mission-focused for-profits) in helping them grow, build their capacit...
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Attractions Ontario 'Partnerships and Packaging' Workshop Summary

Attractions Ontario 'Partnerships and Packaging' Workshop Summary

On January 16, 2020, Attractions Ontario, in partnership with Tourism Brantford, delivered a free Partnerships & Packaging workshop at the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre. We were excited to welcome Phil Casey, the Director of Business Development at Attractions Ontario who has been immersed in the Tourism industry for nearly 20 years. During his time with Attractions Ontario, Phil has been asked to advise attractions and organizations such as Sun Life, Golf Links, Regional Tourism Or...
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Laurier seeks hosts for international students during LEAF Program

Laurier seeks hosts for international students during LEAF Program

Once again, Laurier is hosting their LEAF Program that welcomes approximately 40 students from Burgundy School of Business in Dijon, France. These international students will be arriving on Saturday, March 21, 2020 and studying for almost four weeks at the university’s Brantford campus. Laurier, in partnership with the Canada Homestay Network (CHN) are seeking homes in the Brantford area to host students for the duration of their stay. CHN is one of Canada’s most trusted h...
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Inhale, Exhale at Brantford’s Spa!

Inhale, Exhale at Brantford’s Spa!

Escape the ordinary and treat your senses to a luxuriously ‘grand’ experience without leaving the city limits. Grand Wellness is Brantford’s premiere spa destination, situated along the picturesque Grand River.  The busyness of Christmas is behind us, the charcuterie boards are finally tucked away, and the weather isn’t about to get nicer anytime soon.  It’s the perfect time of year to schedule some much-needed self-care. In addition to their regular spa ...
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