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, Chief 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.
We provide health promotion, protection and disease prevention programs and services designed to help all members of the community achieve and maintain optimal health.
We strive to provide excellence in public health, exemplifying the spirit of innovation, quality and collaboration.
Public health is everywhere. Take a look at our community's
public health achievements for 2019.
If you have questions about our annual report or would like to review our report in an alternate format, please call 519-753-4937 ext. 222.
Board of Health
For Board of Health information, including members and meetings, please visit our Board of Health webpage.
Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke
(Acting) Medical Officer of Health
Jo Ann Tober
Chief Executive Officer
Director, Human Resources
Manager, Information Technology
Manager, Health, Wellness and Safety
Director, Foundational Standards
Manager, Population Health Assessment
Director, Program Standards
Quality Assurance and Professional Practice
Manager, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
Manager, Healthy Growth & Development
Manager, Environmental Health & Infectious Diseases
Manager, Clinic Services