Father thank you for MLA Nicholas Simons. Thank you for his commitment to stand up for children, especially those in our communities who are too often overlooked. May he not grow bitter in any of his work, but may his compassion continue to drive him in all he does. Bless his family as well, we pray. Fill them with your joy. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Nicholas Simons was first elected MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast in 2005. In 2017 he was elected Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth. Nicholas spent over 15 years working in the areas of health, justice, social services and child welfare. He served as the director of health and social development for the Sechelt Nation from 1997 until his election in 2005. Prior to his employment with the band, he worked as a child-protection social worker for the Ministry for Children and Families in Sechelt and North Vancouver. Nicholas has also taught criminology, in which he has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa and a master’s from SFU. Nicholas has been active in the arts community as a cello teacher, performer, and session musician and has two gold records. He is a former president of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council.