Marsha T Brown
Marsha Brown is highly respected in her field, working over 20 years in the non-profit sector. She has committed her expertise, knowledge and resources to supporting marginalized youth and families fleeing violence or at risk of homelessness. For the last 15 plus years she had a rewarding career at the YWCA Toronto, administering transformative programs to enhance the lives of women and girls. Ms. Brown attributes the recognition she has garnered in her profession to a holistic approach to service delivery, which encapsulates tackling systemic issues such as racism, barriers to employment and services, and challenging patriarchal attitudes. Recognized as a social justice advocate, Marsha is frequently sought after by community cohorts to collaborate on projects. She has partnered with organizations such as Legal Aid Ontario, Toronto Community Housing (TCH) – Community Engagement and Development, United Way Toronto – participating in the Enbridge CN Tower Climb eight times – and YWCA to organize activist, fundraising and service-learning initiatives.