Who we are

Message from the Executive Director

Thank you for visiting our website.

Brant Family and Children’s Services, one of the first child protection agencies in Ontario, is proud of our relationships and standing within the communities we serve. We have followed a ‘community based’ philosophy since the early 1970’s that extends beyond the usual definition and has proven to be very successful. Our de-centralized model has staff working in and alongside neighbourhood residents where they can build trust, learn about their needs, build on strengths, provide access to services and supports in a convenient manner, and help to avoid crises before they happen. We believe in continuous learning as a way of making services relevant and responsive.

Brant FACS currently provides supports and services to children and families in Brant County, Brantford and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN). Since 1987, we have had a team of Indigenous workers providing services in a culturally appropriate manner that meets the needs and values of the MCFN community.

We hope that you find our website informative and easy to navigate. Should you have any questions or concerns about our philosophy and/or services, we’d be happy to speak with you. Together, we can improve the well-being of children and youth in our community by protecting children, empowering families and strengthening the community as a whole.

Bernadette Gallagher
Executive Director