Sister Nancy Brown is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable in British Columbia: homeless youth and young people at risk for human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Having grown up in a respected Vancouver family that believes in giving back to the community, Sister Nancy has spent most of her life doing just that. She works with homeless youth in her position as Pastoral Counsellor and Ombudsperson at Covenant House Vancouver. Many of these young people are fleeing abusive home situations, living in poverty and suffering from addictions and mental illness.
Before joining Covenant House, Sister Nancy spent five years volunteering at a women’s shelter. This inspired her to earn certificates in addictions counselling and working with abused young women, as well as those who have been abusing women.
Since then, she has taken a leadership role in fighting sexual exploitation and human trafficking over 13 years working for Covenant House.
Sister Nancy works directly with young people on the street, while also serving on numerous committees focused on preventing youth homelessness and the exploitation of women and children. She has raised the profile of these issues, highlighting the very real danger of youth exploitation and trafficking.
Working tirelessly to help vulnerable young people, Sister Nancy has consistently demonstrated her dedication and passion for peace, social justice and non-violence.