Tuesday, August 23, 2011

MLA: Nicholas Simons - Powell River-Sunshine Coast

Lord, we pray that Your blessing will be on MLA Simons and his work, his leisure, his activities, his plans and his relationships.  May he be aware of Your guidance and peace as he serves in our government. Make him a strong advocate for what is just, fair and good for the people of our province.  Give him sound judgment as he speaks for the welfare of his constituents and the people of British Columbia.
We ask that you would surround him with beautiful sights and sounds for his enjoyment.

Nicholas Simons was first elected as MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast on May 17, 2005.

Nicholas has spent over fifteen years working in the areas of health, justice, social services and child welfare.

Nicholas serves as opposition critic for community living and deputy critic for social development and housing.

Prior to his employment with the Sechelt Nation, he worked as a child-protection social worker for the Ministry for Children and Family Development, as a Financial Assistance Worker, and as the Crime Prevention Coordinator for the Northwest Territories. He has been a consultant for the Federal, Northwest Territories, and First Nations governments in areas including law reform, child welfare, and legal.

He has lectured in Criminology at Simon Fraser University (SFU), in which he has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa (1986) and a Master's degree from SFU (1993). He has taught child-protection social work to social workers working in First Nations communities.

Nicholas has been active in the arts community both as a cello teacher and performer. He has performed and recorded with local, national and international artists and is the former President of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council.

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