Age Friendly Info Hub

Communication and Information

An age-friendly community recognizes that information needs to be easily accessible and shared using different methods to make sure that information on important community events and services is delivered in formats appropriate for older adults with varying abilities and resources.

When researching information not available in the other “Resource” pages, consider using the following:

City of Brantford:  -CLICK HERE

County of Brant:  -CLICK HERE

County of Brant-Love Local Brant Shopping Guide:  – CLICK HERE

Newcomer Connections: Newcomer Connections Brantford promotes all that the city has to offer, including housing, health, education, employment information, arts and culture, and more. – CLICK HERE


Community Information for Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk: – CLICK HERE

Healthline:  Facilities and services that provide support, healthcare, and recreational and social opportunities designed for seniors.  – CLICK HERE

211 Ontario:   A provincial information site with a list of local services related to the services that affect the daily lives of seniors. Call toll free, 1-877-330-3213 – CLICK HERE

Canada 411:  An information site to find an address or phone number for someone with a landline. – CLICK HERE

911:  Dialing 911 on your telephone (landline or cell phone) is meant for police, fire or medical emergencies when immediate action is required:  someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress. CLICK HERE


The Brantford Public Library:  The Brantford Public Library has a full complement of books as well as e-books and other online resources. Sign up for the library’s digital membership card that was created for those who do not already have an account. All residents, land and business owners in Brantford can become a member of the Library for free. Membership is also free for residents in County of Brant, Six Nations, Cambridge, and any non-resident that works within Brantford. Call 519-756-2220. – CLICK HERE

The County of Brant Public Library:  The County of Brant Public Library gives you access to online learning, research, e-books and so much more for free!  The County of Brant Public Library is a library without borders. Any person, upon presentation of adequate identification, preferably photo identification, may be issued a free library card.  Call 519-442-2433. – CLICK HERE


Brantford Expositor:  Read “The Expositor” online to get the latest local news and community events. Full text (cover to cover in a traditional looking format) of The Brantford Expositor is available via PressReader with your Brantford Public Library card.   – CLICK HERE

Looking for the Brantford Expositor? You will have to visit our friends at the Brantford Public Library.

Looking for the Paris Star? You will have to visit our friends at the Paris Museum & Archives.

Digital Magazines and newspapers with PressReader: PressReader provides free access to current full issues of thousands of newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries. Issues and articles can be read on your computer, tablet or device and preferences can be saved to cater to your interests. Note – If using the app, you must log in every 30 days to maintain free access. CLICK HERE

Digital local newspapers (link from the County of Brant Public Library)

Search select issues of the Burford Times in our Digital Historical Archives.

CKPC-FM- FM 92.1:  Listen online to your favourite radio station for local news and song playlist. – CLICK HERE

Brant Beacon: Brant Beacon produces fair and accurate local journalism for, with, and by, the people of Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. – CLICK HERE

BScene:  BScene is a local Entertainment & Community Guide, showcasing the #BRANTastic features of Brantford, Brant and Six Nations through engaging content and with the Best Event Guide in our community. – CLICK HERE

Information Search Online:

The most commonly used sites are shown below.   Select the one of your choice and, in the question section, enter the word or words you are wanting information on.   Press the enter key and a listing of sites will appear for you to select from. Click the one of your choice.


Telephone Support Services:

Community Legal Education Ontario:  Free legal information, publications and online tools.  Call toll free, 1-855-598-2656.   Use link

A Friendly Voice:  A Friendly voice is a great resource for seniors who may be feeling lonely or isolated.  Call toll free, 1-855-892-9992, to connect.  Please keep in mind that A Friendly Voice is a social program; it is not a counseling service, crisis line or referral service. Use link

Buzz Me:  Seniors and Kids International Programs (SKIP) has launched “Buzz Me”, a call service for seniors which offers the opportunity for engagement during social isolation.  Seniors can book wellness calls or chat with volunteers in the community by going to SKIP’s website at or by calling toll free, 1-866-999-2899, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Health811:  Health 811 (formerly Telehealth Ontario) is a free, 24/7 confidential telephone service for health advice or information. DIAL 811 or TTY 1-866-797-0007. – CLICK HERE

Ontario Telemedicine Network :This service offers 24/7 access to doctors in your area. Part of Ontario’s publicly funded health care system, virtual care ensures that everyone has easy access to the best possible care when and where they need it.  Phone 1-855-654-0888. – CLICK HERE