Michael Brown is a native of Toronto, Ontario, and attended Wayne State University for his undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice. His love of community and commitment to service can be attributed to his upbringing in the tight knit community of Keel and Lawrence. He witnessed his parents open their home to friends, family members, and strangers who migrated from Jamaica, and other parts of the Caribbean, in the early 1990s. Michael is the Team Lead of the United Way’s On Track to Success Program – Ujima (pronounced oo-JEE-ma) Initiative.
He is also a member of the Ontario Association of Children's Aide Societies’ Board of directors, and is the chair of its Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee. In addition he is the co-chair of the Windsor Essex Children’s Aide Society (WECAS) Black, African, Caribbean, Canadian (BACC) Committee. As the Operations Manager of Rapha Christian Centre, Michael oversees the day-to-day operations of the Organization as well its parachurch ministry, Rapha Youth Outreach Services (YOS). Michael co-founded Beauty Is Me (BIM) in 2020 to connect non- Black parents and guardians who are caring for Black children to culturally appropriate community resources.