Education

Local School Boards

Brantford and area is home to three school boards within its jurisdiction: Grand Erie District School Board(GEDSB), Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board (BHNCDSB), and Le Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique. Collectively, these Boards offer both english and french language education programs in various schools throughout the community.

Grand Erie District School Board Information

  • GEDSB Enrolment Statistics (PDF)
  • GEDSB School Locations Map (PDF)
  • Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board Information

  • BHNCDSB Enrolment Statistics (PDF)
  • BHNCDSB School Directory (PDF)

    Post Secondary Schools

    The City of Brantford is proud to be home to four post-secondary institutions.

    Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learningis the newest addition to downtown Brantford’s growing ‘academic district.’ Working in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga will provide Business Diploma and Human Resources Management Post-Graduate programs at the Laurier Brantford campus beginning in September 2012.

    Consistently ranked among the very best of Ontario’s colleges for student, graduate and employer satisfaction as well as graduate employment, Conestoga provides a full range of education and training programs for approximately 55,000 students each year at campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford.

    Click to access Conestoga’s website for course requirements and details.

    Wilfrid Laurier Brantford has enjoyed continued growth and success since first opening its doors in Brantford in 1999. The campus has grown from having 39 students and only two full-time facility members to, in the 2007/08 school year, educating over 2,000 students. Laurier's main building is the beautifully restored Carnegie Library, and the university offers a range of courses from traditional to innovative disciplines. Vibrant university life is enhanced with the campus located in the heart of downtown Brantford, close to many funky coffee shops and other unique places that offer a range of culinary and entertainment delights.

    Click to access Wilfrid Laurier's website and see for yourself how much the Brantford campus has to offer.

    Nipissing University, in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, came to Brantford to offer a unique, concurrent education program where the students receive a B.A. from Laurier and a B.Ed. from Nipissing. Since its beginning in 2002, the program has grown from having roughly 30 students to an enrolment of over 420, with the competition to get into this program growing fierce. Approximately 800 students compete for one of the 120 spots in the program each year, with those who don't get accepted offered the chance to pursue a B.A. from Laurier Brantford. Along with their specialty partnerships, Nipissing also offers a Master of Education program and Additional Qualifications courses.

    Click to access the Nipissing University website for more details.

  • McMaster University and the Brant Community Healthcare System opened a new education campus for medical residents and other health care learners at the Brantford General Hospital. The newly renovated space, in the D Wing of the Terrance Hill Street facility, is called the Grand Erie Six Nations Clinical Education Campus — Brantford Centre. The 10,000-square-foot space includes classrooms, offices, lounges and "call rooms" or living space for medical residents on duty. The new campus will be home base for medical students and residents of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and other McMaster healthcare program students learning at the Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS). Although some McMaster medical students and residents have received part of their training at the BCHS in the past, six family medicine residents arrived in July to begin their two years of training based at BCHS. Six additional residents will arrive on July 1, 2014.

    Click to access the McMaster University website for more details.