George Brown

George Brown is a lawyer and social entrepreneur. He is Principal of George¬†Brown Law. Prior to this, George spent nine years as President of the Ottawa Community Loan Fund. (OCLF) as well as 9 years as a City and Regional Councillor in Ottawa. As a Councillor, he served as Chair of the City’s Economic Affairs Committee and the Region’s Environmental Services Committee. As Chair of Economic Affairs, George played a significant role in initiating and developing the Ottawa Entrepreneurship Centre, as well as promoting community economic development throughout the City of Ottawa, including the establishment of the OCLF.

George has a Master’s of Science Degree in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire College’s Graduate School of Business (now Southern New Hampshire University) and an LL.B. degree from the University of Ottawa Law School. ¬†He was called to the Bar in Ontario in September, 2003. George is a Senior Research Fellow with the Carleton Centre for Community & NonProfit Innovation as well as a Part-Time Professor at the University of Ottawa Law School. He is Vice Chair of United Way/Centraide Ottawa’s Community Investment Committee.