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.