Father God, we thank You for MLA: Nicholas Simons and his years of dedicated service in the area of social welfare and services in our wonderful province. We pray that You would continue to watch over, protect and encourage him as he fulfills his duties as opposition critic for community living and deputy critic for social development and housing. Lord, we know that those things that concern him are in Your hands and pray that You will see to all of them. May You also provide him times of rest and relaxation with friends and family in the midst of his many duties. Keep him in good health and protect him in his travels. In Jesus' name, we pray.
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.