Glen Brown (2017 Honorary)

Glen Wesley Brown grew up on the Prairies, raised in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan within a farming family. Upon coming to Toronto in the late 1980s, he very quickly became a central figure in the Toronto LBTQ community including as a pioneering activist with AIDS Action Now! Over almost 30 years, he was a central figure in the HIV/AIDS sector as an advocate, organizational leader and advisor. Glen also served as interim Executive Director for a number of important community organizations, including the AIDS Committee of Toronto and Pride Toronto. He has been widely credited with helping such organizations successfully transition through challenging times. Glen co-founded the Program Consultants Network of Toronto, a network of consultants advising and supporting important not-for-profit organizations across Ontario and Canada. He ultimately moved into leadership role in the environmental sector as a director and ultimately Chair of the Board of Greenpeace Canada. Glen was a tremendous friend, colleague and mentor to many.