About George

George Brown is a lawyer, urbanist and certified Coach. He is Principal of Integral North, and President & CEO of Mooney’s Bay Ventures Inc.. 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. He 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. He is Past Chair of United Way East Ontario’s Board of Directors.

George in the Community:

Current affiliations

Past affiliations/Awards

  • Recipient, Ottawa Riverkeeper 2021 Water Leader Award  Water Leader Award 2021 // Prix Leader de l’eau 2021 – YouTube
  • The Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award, 2017, OCSB
  • United Way Ottawa, Community Builder Award, 2016
  • Candidate, NDP, Federal Electoral District of Ottawa South, 2015 Election
  • Investing in People Award, Community Foundation of Ottawa
  • Lieutenant (N) RCN Reserve (Retired)
  • Participant, Commonwealth Conference for Young Leaders, 1987
  • Founding Member – Ottawa Community Benefits Network
  • Founding Director, Board of Directors, Centre for Social Enterprise Development
  • Founding Member, Co-op Zone Legal Network
  • Chair, United Way Ottawa Community Investment Committee
  • Co-founder, Chair, Board of Directors, Ottawa Riverkeeper Inc.
  • Director, Board of Directors, Mills Community Support Corporation (now known as Carebridge Community Support)
  • Founding Chairperson, Board of Directors, Elimu Developments (International Development Organization)
  • President, Ottawa South Federal NDP Riding Association
  • Chair, Scottish Society of Ottawa
  • Senior Research Fellow, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Ottawa Chamber of  Commerce
  • Director, Causeway Work Centre, Board of Directors
  • Director, Ottawa Community Loan Fund, Board of Directors
  • Member of the Ontario Minister of Research & Innovation, Expert Panel on
    Social Innovation
  • Board Member, Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa-Carleton
  • Member, founding committee, South Ottawa Community Legal Services
  • Chair, Canadian Housing Coalition
  • Board Member, Serenity Renewal For Families
  • Member, Carleton University National Alumni Council
  • Head Coach, Carleton University Hockey Club; coach of minor hockey and baseball (30 years).

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