News Room

The Brant County Health Unit is dedicated to working with members of the media to deliver timely and accurate information to the community.

This page provides background information about the organization, topical information, photos, and our corporate logo.

For further information, or to set up an interview with a spokesperson, members of the media are welcome to contact the Communications team. We will be happy to assist you.

The Brant County Health Unit is one of 35 health units in Ontario that serves a population of more than 136,000 people in Brant County and the City of Brantford.

Formed in 1945, the Health Unit employs more than 100 employees led by a Board of Health, Senior Executive Officer, and Medical Officer of Health. Our work is governed by the Health Protection and Promotion Act and the Ontario Public Health Standards. The Health Unit strives to deliver high quality programs and services to address the unique health needs of our community and improve the health and well-being of our population.

Our programs and services include but are not limited to:

  • Infectious Disease Management
  • Clinic Services (Sexual Health, Smoking Cessation, Tuberculosis)
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • Dental care
  • Food Safety
  • Growth and Development
  • Healthy Living
  • Harm Reduction
  • Injury Prevention
  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Comprehensive School Health

We collaborate with other organizations and groups, including government, police, schools, and community agencies. Together we combine our expertise to plan and deliver programs and services in our community. Our partners are also vital in helping us reach our priority populations.

For more information, please visit our website at

The Brant County Health Unit is governed by an autonomous Board of Health composed of members from the City of Brantford and County of Brant, and provincial appointees.

The Board of Health meets monthly, and members of media and general public are welcome to attend. For a list of the current Board members, past agendas, minutes, and upcoming meeting dates, please visit our About Us page.

Our Health Unit staff share their knowledge and expertise in public health topic areas through presentation to community groups and organizations.

If you would like someone from the Health Unit to speak to your organization or group, please email

All photos below are property of the Brant County Health Unit. They may be used in conjunction with media pieces. All photos must be credited as, “Submitted by the Brant County Health Unit.”

Please refer to our Logo Usage Guidelines (PDF) when using the Brant County Health Unit logo.