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!

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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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
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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 



In our window this month – leading up to their yearly spring telethon – Easter Seals

Easter Seals helps kids with Physical Disabilities Succeed, we hope to bring awareness, acceptance and accessibility to  these kids in our community.  In local fundraising efforts we can help families in our region better afford mobility assistant devices such as walkers, wheel chairs and lifts.  We also send kids to fully accessible camps where kids with physical disabilities can go and have the camp experience that every kid should have.  Easter Seals is Helping Kids be Kids.  Donate today to 


February 2016 – The Kawartha World Issues Centre is a grassroots, local education and resource providing education, analysis and action on world issues and their local connections in the Peterborough area for over 26 years. For information about our great volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, in school and community workshops with Seeds for Justice and TRACKS youth programs, and other resources, please visit our website at


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Brant Basics is proud to support …the wonderful Reframe Film Festival.

Check it out – Peterborough’s International Documentary Festival, January 29th through 31st.

  • Festival passes are on sale at Green-Up, Hi Ho Silver, and online at ReFrame Film Festival dot ca.
  • Sixty brand new award-winning films guaranteed to connect, engage, and inspire.
  • More information at




December 2015 – Public Energy, Peterborough’s leading performing arts presenter, showcasing local, national and international artists working in dance, theatre and performance.
Public Energy uses numerous locations for its ground breaking programs, including the Market Hall and Showplace Performance Centre. Its next mainstage dance event is Elvis and the Man in Black, on March 12 at Showplace.