Tamara Brown is one of 11 new faces of the Love, Scarborough campaign

Hailing from the vibrant island of Jamaica, my family and I planted our roots in Scarborough during my teenage years, embracing it as our cherished home. This community holds profound significance – it’s where my son was born, my immediate family resides, and my career as a frontline nurse flourished during the pandemic. 

Amidst the challenges, I found my place at SHN, leading the Vaccine Clinic and growing as a Clinical Practice Leader. To me, Scarborough Grit embodies resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Despite our community being misunderstood, the people here make the most of what they’re given. 

Birchmount Hospital, where my son was born, became a focal point in my commitment to giving back. Joining this campaign feels like a full circle moment – a chance to support the hospital that shaped my professional journey and instill in my son the importance of community contribution.

I invite everyone to join us, contribute, and help build a better future for the next generation in our Scarborough hospitals. 


Tamara Brown.

For the month of February, we sat down with Tamara to discuss why Black History Month is important to her.

It’s a time of celebration and awareness of all the great contributions Black People have made not only to Canada but the world. It means more than I can express in words. It’s a sense of pride of how far we have come, but also highlights that there is still much work to be done. 

Supporting the Black community in Scarborough is important as it contributes to building a more equitable and inclusive society. Supporting diversity and inclusion benefits not only the Black community but the community at large, fostering a stronger, more harmonious Scarborough. 

Tamara Brown is one of the 11 new faces of the Scarborough Sans Family. To learn more about our campaign, please visit LoveScarborough.ca