People have enjoyed lingering outside and enjoying the warming weather since the beginning of time. An outside porch or yard is the perfect gathering place to visit with neighbours, pass the time comfortably and watch the world go by. Just as you enjoy your freedoms and rights so do your neighbours. Everyone is entitled to enjoy their properties inside and out, without feeling infringed upon by loud noises (blaring music, barking dogs), smelly garbage, unclean backyards and screaming or fighting neighbours. With a little consideration from each person for the people who live nearby, a sense of community can be created.More ->
Public Safety Alert
Date: April, 2019
Issue: Increase in Suspected Opioid Overdoses
Since January 2019 there has been a higher volume of suspected opioid overdoes in Brantford and Brant County. Over the past weeks we reached a critical level for overdoses and deaths from suspected opioids. The number of overdoses are more than double of those during the same period for 2018, and are comparable to 2017.
Illicit drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil are known to be circulating in the community. Know your drug, don’t use alone, and call 911 if you suspect someone is overdosing.
For more information about opioids, including what to do if someone has an overdose and where to access harm reduction services, please visit the Brant County Health Unit website.
Naloxone kits and training are available from:
- Brant County Health Unit (194 Terrace Hill St.)
- St. Leonard's Community Services (133 Elgin St. and 225 Fairview Dr., Unit 1)
- Towards Recovery Clinic (95 Darling St.)
- Colborne Street Clinic (349 Colborne St.)
- Rosewood House (42 Nelson St.)
- Many pharmacies in Brantford and Brant County
This Alert is provided by Brant County Health Unit in collaboration with Brant/Brantford Paramedic Service, Brantford Police Service, and St. Leonard's Community Services.
Finally, as the long, cold winter starts March-ing out, we get to turn our thoughts to the warmth and beauty of spring. With so many outdoor activities to look forward to, now is a good time to make a to-do list.
Where to begin? Some lists are easier to make then others.More ->
The Kiwanis Homes Inc. Award Committee is proud to announce Darlene as one of our recipients of the 2019 Karen Davis Scholarship. Darlene is a student at Mohawk College.
Congratulations and well done!
What a year 2018 was! And now, with the New Year's Celebration lingering in our minds, we can turn our attention to the fresh beginnings of 2019. Did you make any resolutions? Kiwanis Homes did.
We are making some administration changes; Kiwanis Homes is welcoming a new software program which is set to launch later this spring. You may notice changes to your ledger card, receipt and other paperwork that may be sent to you in the future.
There have also been some staffing changes; Kiwanis Homes welcomed Darlene Girard to support the Kiwanis Homes family in the fall of 2018. She works alongside James LeConte, Property Manager with annual renewal paperwork, repayment agreements and social concerns that you may have. Darlene is available by telephone at 905-545-4654 ext:225 during office hours or email at Darlene.Girard@kiwanishomes.ca.
James has also taken responsibility for our 21 and 71 Sanford Avenue North apartment buildings and has the aid of Kathy Nagy, Property Management Assistant to support the families with annual renewal paperwork and social concerns. Kathy can be reached by telephone during office hours at 905-545-4654 ext:227 or by email at Kathy.Nagy@kiwanishomes.ca.
Similarly, Francesca Filice, Property Manager has included Ken Ward, Applicant/Provider Representative to her team to assist her families with annual renewal paperwork, repayment agreements and social concerns that you may have. Some of you may remember Ken from your introduction to Kiwanis Homes. Ken is available during regular office hours by telephone at 905-545-4654 ext:222 or email at Ken.Ward@kiwanishomes.ca.
** A complete list of all staff, contact information, hours and resources are available on our staff contact page. **. Be sure to check for the website for updates on our office hours and any information changes that may apply to you.
If you are interested in seeing what Kiwanis Homes is looking into for the future, there is an online version of the Vision 2028 booklet available here, while a paper version is available in the office.