- Vancouver Centre
Jesse Brown has been involved in Vancouver Centre’s local community for more than a decade, first as a volunteer and educator with YouthCO – a youth-led organization that works on issues related to sexual health and harm reduction. Later, he served as the organization’s Community Engagement Manager, then Executive Director (2011-2016). He is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Vancouver Friends for Life Society – a much needed organization that provides wellness services to those with life threatening health conditions.
Jesse is running as he believes it’s time to elect a new generation of voices to Ottawa. He feels the current federal government has failed to represent the constituents of Vancouver Centre on the issues that matter most, such as the housing affordability crisis and the need to transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.
Jesse grew up in the local community of Ladner on the unceded territory of the Tsaswwassen people. On this land, he developed a passion for our natural environment spending many days and weekends exploring and enjoying the local estuary.
In 2009, he relocated from Ladner to Vancouver and completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of British Columbia. He currently lives in the West End of Vancouver with his partner Aaron, two step-daughters, and their dachshund Jimmy.