Sunday, August 12, 2012

MLA: Nicholas Simons - Powell River-Sunshine Coast

Lord Jesus, we are thankful for the freedom we enjoy in this beautifully awesome province You have created for us to live in. Part of Your creation for us in British Columbia are the legislators that govern us. We thank You for MLA: Nicholas Simons and are blessed to have a man like him as an MLA. We thank You for his heart for the areas of health, justice, social services and child welfare. We pray that You will lead and guide him to the resources, people and places to see that our province has legislation in place to insure that we have fair, just and equitable social services. Lord may he sense Your leading and guiding and give give him a supernatural rest even in the midst of his busy schedule. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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

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