At Brant, community means a lot to us!

Peterborough is not only where our business is based, it’s where we raise our families and build our lives.

We are proud to support more than 30 local causes though our Charitable Organization Support Program. Benefits of the program include:

  • Use of prime storefront windows to promote your message
  • ‘On hold’ messaging about your programs and services
  • Promotion on Brant Basics’ social media accounts

We also work with local charities to make our community stronger through fundraising, sponsorships, and in-kind donations. We strive to live our values every day, in everything we do.

Interested? Contact us to find out more.

This month in our front window!

Brant Basics is happy to support… Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters. The OFAH | *Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre provides:

  • A unique place for conservation success stories of anglers and hunters young and old
  • Curriculum-linked education programs, and summer camps emphasizing the importance of environmental conservation and education
  • A venue for birthday parties, corporate meetings and events, and welcome walk-in visitors of all ages

For more info visit


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Brant Basics is happy to support… Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters. The OFAH | *Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre provides:

  • A unique place for conservation success stories of anglers and hunters young and old
  • Curriculum-linked education programs, and summer camps emphasizing the importance of environmental conservation and education
  • A venue for birthday parties, corporate meetings and events, and welcome walk-in visitors of all ages

For more info visit


Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 10.31.54 PMWe are thrilled to shine a light on Fairhaven Long-Term Care Home, for the month of June!

Fairhaven is Peterborough’s only non-profit municipal home, is gearing up for their 10th Annual Walk ‘n’ Roll event, Celebrating Canada’s 150th, Sat., July 1, 2017.

Everyone can join to raise funds & awareness. Fairhaven is committed to enhancing the quality of life for our Residents in a caring and safe environment. Contact us at


May 2017 – Habitat for Humanity – Please take a moment to check out the great work of our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Yet another great local not-for-profit doing great things in our community. They’ve got the streetside window display all month, check it out and learn more and consider volunteering your time.

Affordable homeownership provides a solid foundation for families to build strength, stability and self-reliance. It’s a platform on which a family lives out today’s realities and prepares for tomorrow’s transformations. Every Habitat home changes lives: those of the families who help build them and pay an affordable mortgage and all the volunteers, donors and supporters who offer them a “hand up” in a time of need. At Habitat, we believe that every one deserves a safe and decent place to live. Every parent wants a better future for their children and every child should know the confidence that comes from a stable home.

Locally established in 2002, Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region has helped 28 families achieve homeownership. This build season, we will partner with 4 new families to build homes in Peterborough. Through volunteer labour and donations of money and materials, Habitat build homes from the ground up in partnership with local families. We offer families a “hand-up, not a hand-out”! The hand-up comes in the form of a 0% interest mortgage, with no down payment and geared to income monthly payments. To demonstrate their commitment, each family contributes 500 hours of ‘sweat equity’ or volunteer service with our organization, helping to build their own home alongside volunteers.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Habitat and we are proud to have a diverse and dedicated base of helping hands. Our popular Youth Build, Women Build and Community Build programs engage volunteers from all walks of life in Habitat’s mission- building homes, fundraising and advocating. Our capacity to help families access decent and affordable housing is directly powered by the support of our partners. 100% of donations are used to fund the cost of construction materials needed for home building. Together, with support from our volunteers and partners, we can continue helping families achieve the stability and independence they need to build brighter, more prosperous lives for themselves and their children.

visit for more info.

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April 2017 – Dalhousie Youth Support Services is a non-profit organization committed to helping youth in conflict with the law in the Peterborough area. Our innovative programs promote and develop positive social behaviours and encourage personal and academic growth.  Join in the fun during the 2017  National Youth Week, May 1st to 7th. Events are geared  for youth 13 to 18 years of age and most events are free. Like us on Facebook and check out our calendar of events on For more information call 707 742-7777 x 1805. Take a moment to check out this organization’s website, and be informed.

This month, we are celebrating the great work of The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough. This organization provides counselling, support, and group programs for all women in the Peterborough area with a specific focus on women who are at risk or involved with the criminal justice system.  Please go to our web-site at for information about our programs and services.

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We are pleased to share the good work of Community Counselling & Resource Centre – For 60 years, CCRC has provided professional, caring services that make a positive and lasting difference for over 7,000 households within our community. CCRC helps people to maintain and secure housing, strengthen relationships, and gain control of their finances. Located at 540 George Street North and 459 Reid Street, CCRC is ‘turning things around’ for thousands of people in our community.

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Check out their website and see the various things this local agency engages in:

Brant is proud to support …. Community Care Peterborough

  • Picture a crowd of 7,618 people–nearly enough to fill Peterborough Memorial Centre twice–that’s exactly how many local people received much-needed Community Care Peterborough services this past year.
  • Community Care Peterborough services connect neighbours to the world outside their door, provide friendship, hot meals, transportation, home help, and more—whatever they need most.  We hear every day how the most vulnerable members of our community—our parents, friends, families, and neighbours—benefit from dignity, hope and respect.Community Care Peterborough’s 913 volunteers gave a total of 98,000 hrs. of service in 2016 delivering 40,906 meals and provided 36,890 drives. Community Care Peterborough is so very thankful to our many community champions who show their support of volunteering or a monetary donation.
  • For more information or call 705-742-7067.



We are happy to promote Hospice Peterborough. To quote a long-time Hospice client, “Hospice is not about dying, it’s about living… and living life to the fullest.” This holiday season give the gift of home comfort to someone living with or affected by a life threatening illness and grief. Purchase your symbolic gift, for that hard to buy for person on your list and help furnish the Hospice Peterborough Care Centre. Go to Hospice Peterborough 439 Rubidge Street or’


We love the performing arts – and this month, we’re pleased to shine a light on The Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, a charitable organization, provides and maintains the premier venue in the heart of the downtown in developing, nurturing, and sustaining the creative qualities of life in Peterborough”. Market Hall is a small to mid-size, multi-functional space that hosts a wide variety of performing arts groups, a series of youth presentations, community fundraising events and educational programmes. Visit  to learn about all of the upcoming shows this season!


October 2016 – Brant is pleased to support the great work of Activity Haven. Here’s a bit about them, and make sure to drop by our George Street window for more info.

Activity Haven, operating out of the Queen Alexandra Building at 180 Barnardo Avenue in Peterborough, provides a wide range of recreational and social activities for people 50 years and over. The centre currently has around 1,300 members.

  • In addition to daily activities like billiards, mah-jongg, euchre, bridge, shuffleboard, ping pong, and carpet bowling, Activity Haven also offers many instructional programs beginning in September.
  • For the complete schedule of instructional programs this fall at Activity Haven, along with fees, visit

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September 2016 – For 40 years it has believed in children, helping them to learn how to walk….talk….and laugh.  More than 5,000 children receive help every year, and with community support, Five Counties Children’s Centre will continue to be a place that believes anything is possible.

We’re so happy to once again shine a light on the good work of this community organization.

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Brant Basics is proud to support …. Compass Early Learning and Care a progressive, non-profit organization whichoffers quality early learning experiences to meet the individual needs of your child and family.  They are the largest provider of child care throughout the region and offer licensed home child care, Centre based care, before and after school programs and even summer camps.   Learn more at

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For the month of July, Brant is pleased to shine a light on The Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters | Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre provides a unique place for the conservation success stories of volunteer anglers and hunters to proudly live on and be shared with generations young and old.  The Centre runs curriculum-linked education programs, summer camps emphasizing the importance of environmental conservation and education, and hosts birthday parties, corporate meetings and events, and welcome walk-in visitors of all ages 7 days a week until Labour Day. For more information, visit

We’re teaming up with OFAH for a great event at Ptbo Pulse. Stay tuned.

Follow Peterborough Pulse on their Facebook page:

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For the month of June, we’re happy to shine a light on the great things happening at Camp Kawartha!

Camp Kawartha an award-winning not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to quality year-round outdoor, environmental and leadership education opportunities for children and adults. They develop positive stewards of our natural and human communities through their summer camp programs, curriculum-linked education programs, and by showcasing sustainable building practices in action.

Join them for their annual Surf ‘n’ Turf Dinner & Auction fundraiser at Camp Kawartha on Saturday, June 25th.

  • You’ll be treated to fresh lobster, steak, salads, and decadent desserts.
  • Plus, bid on fantastic items in our live and silent auctions, donated by the area’s generous local businesses.
  • Enjoy an evening of feasting and fun. Proceeds from this event support our highly regarded outdoor & environmental education programming.  Get your tickets at
  • For more information

For the month of May, Brant is proud to support ….

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton Chapter


Mission is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people with MS to enhance their quality of life. It offers financial assistance for essential services and specialized equipment, educational workshops & research.


  • Wed. April 27, 2016 7:30 p.m. Showplace Peterborough Simply Queen Live Tribute Ticket & Info Line 1-888- 777- 9793
  • Fri. & Sat. May 6 & 7 MS Annual Mother’s Day Carnation Campaign. Please purchase a carnation at locations in the City and County of Peterborough.
  • Sunday May 29 Mandarin MS Walk  St Peter Secondary School . To register visit mswalks.caor call  705- 748-4221  x 3512
  • Friday June 24 Score Fore MS with Petes Alumni – Quarry Golf Club 447 Tara Road Ennismore.

More information and registration online at /score-fore-ms or call 705- 748-4221 x 3512


KPP provides self-directed support, complex care, and affordable housing for people with diverse needs to live independently in their homes and achieve their goals; specializing in the activities of daily living for people with physical disabilities. Serving the counties of Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough and the City of Kawartha Lakes, KPP takes pride in enriching the lives of the clients and the communities it supports.KPP Foundation raises funds to assist people living with disabilities to live as independently as possible.Fundraising enables the KPP Foundation to cost share with the people KPP supports, to purchase such items as walkers, wheelchairs, bath lifts, hearing aids, railings, etc in order to maintain their independence and enrich their lives.

Join Us in “Making Dreams Reality” for people living with physical disabilities in your community by supporting our 2016 Annual Golf Tournament, for more information go to our