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!

For the month of June, 2020, Brant is pleased to be focusing our attention on the Peterborough Native Learning Program.

Peterborough Native Learning Program is taking part in the GREAT CANADIAN GIVING CHALLENGE!!!

From June 1st-30th, every dollar donated to PNLP will give us an entry to win a $20,000! During these difficult times, our learners would benefit from funds to assist with remote learning! If we won the $20,000 we would be able to do our much needed renovations to make our agency more accessible for our return!

Please consider donating at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/peterborough-native-learning-program/

Find out more about this great community organization here: pnlp.org

 

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For the month of June, 2020, Brant is pleased to be focusing our attention on the Peterborough Native Learning Program.

Peterborough Native Learning Program is taking part in the GREAT CANADIAN GIVING CHALLENGE!!!

From June 1st-30th, every dollar donated to PNLP will give us an entry to win a $20,000! During these difficult times, our learners would benefit from funds to assist with remote learning! If we won the $20,000 we would be able to do our much needed renovations to make our agency more accessible for our return!

Please consider donating at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/peterborough-native-learning-program/

Find out more about this great community organization here: pnlp.org

 

April 2020 – Five Counties

Five Counties is a children’s treatment centre serving Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton Counties. Some children may need specialized services to reach their potential. For more than 40 years the Centre has been known for excellence and high quality services. 

Check out all the services this great, local, community organization offers:

http://www.fivecounties.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Scope-of-Services-Overview-Chart.pdf

 

Find out more here on their website.
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We are pleased to have Community Care of Peterborough as our Community Organization of the month!

Powered by volunteers and staff, Community Care Peterborough supports the health and well-being of individuals, caregivers, and communities. As a trusted health care partner, our high-quality programs allow people across our rural and urban region to maintain their independence and dignity.

This organization was founded on the belief that we are all responsible for wellness and social inclusion in our Community!

Through a network of community offices throughout the City and County of Peterborough, our staff and volunteers provide a variety of essential services to seniors (60+) and adults with physical challenges (18+) empowering them to live at home.

As a non-profit charitable organization, Community Care Peterborough relies on the generosity and support of individuals and community groups. Every dollar you share with us will be used in our community, empowering people to live at home.

Get a Meal, Give a Meal During March for Meals

As part of our March for Meals awareness activities we are inviting companies and small businesses in the City of Peterborough to order group lunches that will be delivered directly to your offices or work spaces by our Meals on Wheels volunteers, on Wednesdays during the month of March.  

Check them out HERE

We are thrilled to shine a spotlight on VON Peterborough. VON Canada is Canada’s only, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. For more than 115 years, our nurses, therapists and other health care providers have cared for Canadians in their own homes. Today, we offer more than 75 home care, personal support, and community services designed to help people of all ages to get healthy and stay healthy. Our team of more than 5,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers serves Canadians in more than 1,200 communities across our country.

Find out more here: https://www.von.ca/en/site/peterborough

We are pleased to start the year off with the wonderful Peterborough Humane Society. Follow along, and find out how this community organization is taking animal care to new levels.

This month we are helping to create awareness for #OurPetProject, the @PTBOHumaneSociety campaign for their Peterborough Animal Care Centre, which will set a new standard for animal welfare in Canada. Visit ourpetproject.ca to learn more.

For December, we are pleased to be sharing info on Yes Emergency Shelter.

YES provides emergency shelter to hundreds of youth and families in crisis-any time, every day of the year. YES, serves youth aged 16-24 and families. We provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, an alternative high school classroom, a food cupboard, and transitional programs.

Find out more HERE

More info to follow.

Alternatives Community Program Services has been passionate about improving the quality of life for people living with developmental disabilities for over 30 years.  Supporting over 250 individuals and their families annually.  Alternatives provides opportunities and outcomes for learning and skill development in the areas of employment volunteerism, recreation and community involvement.  We foster a sense of belonging for people of all abilities.  We open doors to help people realize their full potential. 

We are thrilled to be partnering with Alternatives for the month of November. Follow the links below and get to know this important community organization better.

Acceptance Builds Community…the ABC’s of Alternatives’

Also visit us at,

Facebook.com/AlternativesPeterborough

www.alternativescommunityprogramservices.ca

https://twitter.com/AlternativesCPS

We are so pleased to shine a light on the local chapter of The Down Syndrome Association.

The Down Syndrome Association of Peterborough is a non-profit charitable organization that supports families and persons with Down syndrome.

Our mission is to support and enrich the lives of individuals with Down syndrome so that they will reach their fullest potential.

Our objectives are to assure parents that there are families in similar circumstances who can provide support, to promote awareness for people with Down syndrome on the part of educators, medical professionals and the community, to provide encouragement and support for people with Down syndrome so they will participate in all aspects of community life, and to advocate for acceptance and opportunities for persons with Down syndrome in the community.

Check them out here!

We are very pleased to have Five Counties as our community partner for the month of September. They do so much good work in our community. 

Five Counties is a children’s treatment centre serving Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton Counties. Some children may need specialized services to reach their potential. For more than 40 years the Centre has been known for excellence and high quality services. 

Check out the services they offer HERE

For the month of August, we’re shining a light on the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough. Check them out and learn about the good work they do in our community.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough is committed to advocating and providing services to all women in our community with a special focus on women who have been victimized, marginalized, criminalized and institutionalized. We are committed to ending the criminalization of poverty, addiction, mental health, and domestic violence. We recognize the rights of women to dignity and respect in all aspects of their involvement with the criminal justice system. We are committed to working with other agencies and all levels of government with similar principles and objectives.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough is incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The Board of Directors and the Society’s employees uphold our philosophy and policies and honour the best interests of those persons that we assist at all times.

Find them on-line HERE

June 2019 – 

Check out Habitat for Humanity, our community group of the month. Help them build a better future in our community

Are you looking to stay active, give back to your community and learn new skills? Then there is no better place to volunteer than at Habitat for Humanity.  We have plenty of opportunities available at a location near you, ranging from construction to retail or administration. This is your opportunity to make a difference!

Check them out HERE or follow along on social media.

Make a Difference with Habitat for Humanity

 

April 2019 – It’s April 1st, and that means we get to shine a light on another great community group… This month it’s @DalhousieYouthS Dalhousie Youth Support Services is a non-profit organization committed to helping youth in conflict with the law in the Peterborough area.

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.

Dalhousie Youth Support Services is committed inspiring youth to make better choices and reach their full potential.

Check out their website for all the details.

March 2019 – Our neighbours just up the street, are a remarkable cultural centre with so many good things going on all the time. Check them out.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Inc. is a not for profit charitable organization which operates the Market Hall as a busy, vital cultural centre. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre provides and maintains the premier venue in developing, nurturing, and sustaining the creative qualities of life in Peterborough.

Located in the heart of the downtown, 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.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre has played an indispensable role as host to the region’s community-based and avant-garde performing arts activities, hosting a wide variety of national and international performers. It is unique in Peterborough and the region in its steadfast support of artists, and in its commitment to engaging young people in the arts, through opportunities to create work and by exposing young people to high quality, curriculum linked theatre, dance and music. Market Hall is wheelchair accessible and provides a hearing assist system.

Tickets to all their events are available HERE

February 2019 – Hospice Peterborough

 

Get to know Hospice Peterborough, a valuable community org doing good work right here, in our community.

Thanks to generous volunteer and donor support, Hospice Peterborough offers the best possible support to individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness and grief.

Guided by a philosophy of compassion, respect and autonomy, the organization’s team of specially trained staff and volunteers work together to care for the whole person, improve quality of life and enhance comfort. When individuals and families come to Hospice, they realize they are not alone. Read more here

Find out about Hike For Hospice, coming up in May.

For December, we’re shining a light on the wonderful organization – The Peterborough Humane Society!

Get to know what they do!

What We Do

  • Investigate incidents of cruelty to animals including abuse, neglect and abandonment
  • Facilitate adoption of pets to new loving homes
  • Provide shelter and care for approximately 1,300 lost, injured, abandoned and abused animals each year
  • Reduce pet overpopulation by providing spay/neuter surgery for every dog/cat/kitten/puppy adopted from our animal centre
  • Participate in various adoption programs with corporate sponsors to find homes for loving companion animals
  • Give tours of our shelter to individuals and groups
  • Our volunteers operate a thrift shop featuring gently worn men and women’s clothing to assist in raising funds for our animal welfare programs. Please visit our store at the Northcrest Mall

Their mission statement

The Peterborough Humane Society advocates for the welfare of animals by improving their lives, alleviating suffering, rescuing, providing shelter, healing, facilitating adoption and reducing pet overpopulation.

Get to know more about this community asset:

https://peterboroughhumanesociety.ca/

November 2018 – The Peterborough Theatre Guild

Twitter: @PTBOTheatre

The Theatre Guild is the only producing theatre company in the region which owns its own theatre. The troupe performs its plays in the Guildhall located at 364 Rogers Street in Peterborough. The building (formerly St. Luke’s Anglican Church) was gutted by fire in 1959. A local group of theatre enthusiasts raised the funds to purchase the old church and after extensive renovations, staged their first play just a few years later. Since 1965 the Guild has entertained thousands of area residents and visitors with award winning live theatre.

Check out these upcoming productions:

PRELUDE TO A KISS
Romantic Comedy
By Craig Lucas
Directed by Jane Werger
Production Manager Linda Conway

December – RAPUNZEL – A PANTO
Family Play – Panto

By SG Lee Bolton
Directed by SG Lee Bolton
Production Manager Jen Eve