Brant Waterways

Brant Waterways is a charitable non-profit Foundation, established in 1988, whose objective is to provide leadership, funding assistance and advocacy for projects that protect and enhance the Grand River and adjacent lands in Brant County, Brantford and Six Nations of the Grand River.   

The Grand River and its major tributaries – the Conestogo, Eramosa, Nith and Speed Rivers – were designated ‘Canadian Heritage Rivers’ in 1994. The designation recognizes the outstanding human heritage values and excellent recreational opportunities along the rivers and encourages the public to enjoy and appreciate them. 

Brant Waterways inspired and helped fund the conversion of flood control dikes, abandoned rail lines and other trails into a river-based passive recreational trail system. Natural habitat restoration, tree planting, water and environmental education activities and the development/enhancement of river access points for people to safely experience the river are among the many other initiatives supported.   

To date, more than $5 million has been invested in our local communities, spearheaded by Brant Waterways Foundation’s commitment and efforts in the areas of advocacy, fundraising and collaboration with visionary funding partners. 

Our Vision and Mission

We envision a community in which everyone benefits from a connection to our healthy waterways and trails, and works collaboratively to protect and preserve our natural resources. 

Brant Waterways Foundation seeks to provide leadership, funding assistance and advocacy to projects in Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations of the Grand River that enhance, restore, protect and preserve our natural heritage of the Grand River, its waterways and adjacent lands to provide recreational opportunities, a healthy environment and sustainable use.

Our Team

​Brant Waterways Foundation accomplishes its mission through its dedicated and passionate Board of Directors' volunteer efforts.
2023 - 2024 Officers & Directors

Sandra Fazari  – President 

Dana Darnborough – Vice President 

Sheila Turner – Treasurer 

Marie Fanjoy – Past President 

Christine Fournier – Board Coordinator

Kevin Davis – City of Brantford Representative

John MacAlpine – County of Brant Representative

Jaquie Jamieson – Six Nations of the Grand River Rep.

Duncan Ross – TIRA Chair

Chuck Beach – Brant Tree Coalition Chair

Directors at Large 

Jeremy Voss

Andrea Bazzard

John Hall 

Maddy Henrique 

Brandon Kortleve 

Jen Link 

Justin McLaughlin

Lisa Rafferty

Sandra Cooke