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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Brown, Phil

Ontario, Nepean - Carleton, New Democratic Party

· Born in London, England in 1951 of English and Armenian parentage: his family came to Canada in 1955 and settled in Kingston

· Obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Queen's University in 1974

· For a time, pursued a career in radio, working for 18 months at CKWS and CKWS FM, the CBC affiliate in Kingston

· Studied at the University of Toronto Planning School; graduated with a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning in 1976

· Worked for several years as a planning consultant and a municipal planner, including two years as the planner for the City of Stratford

· In 1982 volunteered with the Sudbury and District Labour Council in sponsoring a housing co-op; Helped establish Northern Non-Profit Housing, a fledgling cooperative and non-profit housing resource group based in Sudbury, of which he became the first manager

· Under his direction, Northern Non-Profit Housing worked closely with CMHC to develop affordable housing throughout northeastern Ontario and cooperative and non-profit housing projects and urban native housing in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Timmins, Cochrane, Kapuskasing and Hearst

· Moved to Ottawa in 1987 to join the Federation of Housing Cooperatives as a consultant

· In 1989 established Jackson-Brown Associates with his wife and partner, Joanne Jackson, focusing on the development of non-profit housing projects and community health centres until the Conservatives slashed government funding in in 1995.

· Obtained a real estate license and went into real estate sales with Coldwell Banker

· In 1998, returned to serve the non-profit sector, specializing in planning and developing institutions and community service facilities, as well as special needs housing

· Has managed the development of premises for all six of the community health centres in Ottawa as well as Merrickville and Portland

· Member of the City of Ottawa Health and Social Services Advisory Committee, from 2001

· · Director, Rideauwood Addictions & Family Services, from 2001

· · Director, Centretown Affordable Housing Development Corporation, from 1999

· · Member, Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa-Carleton from 1997 to 2001, including Co-chair 1999 to 2001

· · Director, Somerset West Community Health Centre, 1995 to 2001

· · Volunteer, Stage Crew at Nepean Centrepointe Theatre from 1999 to 2001, including Outstanding Volunteer distinction in the 1999-2000 season

· Member, including Chairperson, 1995 to 1996, Nepean Committee of Adjustment and Property Standards Committee, 1995 to 1997

· · Director, Association of Development Consultants of Ontario, 1991, 1992 and 1995

· Member, City of Ottawa's A Better Way Task Force on the planning approvals process, 1993, City of Ottawa’s A Better Way Task Force 1993; the Coalition of Community Heath and Resources Centres of Ottawa-Carleton, the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association

· Director, Vice-President and President, Capital Community Credit Union, 1989 to 1994

· Treasurer, West End Legal Services, Ottawa, 1989 to 1991

· Trustee, Federal Co-operative Housing Stabilization Fund, 1989 to 1991

· Director, Options Bytown, an Ottawa residence for the homeless, 1989 to 1990;

· Founding Member, Ontario Co-operative Housing Committee, 1985 to 1986

Other Nepean - Carleton candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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