Covenant House Vancouver’s Sister Nancy Brown Awarded the Order of British Columbia

Sister Nancy Brown, a Sister of Charity of Halifax, was awarded the Order of British Columbia in recognition of her dedication to women, homeless youth and young people at risk for human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Sister Nancy has been the Pastoral Counsellor at Covenant House since 1998 and also serves as Ombudsman (someone to whom our youth can call upon to advocate on their behalf).  In addition to counselling young people who are homeless and/or suffering from mental health and addictions, Sister Nancy is available to provide Pastoral care, visiting youth in hospital etc. and assisting them with their desire to have a spiritual life.  She is someone our youth and staff can talk to when they need a compassionate and engaged listener.

Sister Nancy’s experience in working with those often overlooked by society is extensive.  She has championed the cause of domestic violence through her counselling of and working with abused young women and those who abuse them.  She has become a strong voice in the fight against sexual exploitation and human trafficking and her expertise is often called upon by advocacy groups and the media.  She has developed public events, workshops and resources to show British Columbians and the world about the harsh reality and danger of youth exploitation and trafficking.

“Covenant House Vancouver and the youth we serve have always felt grateful to have Sister Nancy on our team” said Krista Thompson, Executive Director.  She added “that the Province has chosen to honour Sister Nancy with the Order of British Columbia is an acknowledgement of a woman who has worked tirelessly on behalf of exploited women and youth and we couldn’t be more proud!”

Sister Nancy Brown, a Sister of Charity of Halifax, was awarded the Order of British Columbia in recognition of her dedication to women, homeless youth and young people at risk for human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Sister Nancy has been the Pastoral Counsellor at Covenant House since 1998 and also serves as Ombudsman (someone to whom our youth can call upon to advocate on their behalf).  In addition to counselling young people who are homeless and/or suffering from mental health and addictions, Sister Nancy is available to provide Pastoral care, visiting youth in hospital etc. and assisting them with their desire to have a spiritual life.  She is someone our youth and staff can talk to when they need a compassionate and engaged listener.

Sister Nancy’s experience in working with those often overlooked by society is extensive.  She has championed the cause of domestic violence through her counselling of and working with abused young women and those who abuse them.  She has become a strong voice in the fight against sexual exploitation and human trafficking and her expertise is often called upon by advocacy groups and the media.  She has developed public events, workshops and resources to show British Columbians and the world about the harsh reality and danger of youth exploitation and trafficking.

“Covenant House Vancouver and the youth we serve have always felt grateful to have Sister Nancy on our team” said Krista Thompson, Executive Director.  She added “that the Province has chosen to honour Sister Nancy with the Order of British Columbia is an acknowledgement of a woman who has worked tirelessly on behalf of exploited women and youth and we couldn’t be more proud!”

Sister Nancy is available to speak about human trafficking and all issues related to homelessness, mental health and addictions.

For more information or to arrange an interview:
Michelle Clausius
604-639-8936