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MLA: Nicholas Simons

Powell River-Sunshine Coast


Elected: 2005, 2009

NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

 
E-mail: nicholas.simons.mla@leg.bc.ca

Office:
Room 201
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4

Powell River Constituency Office:
(Please send mail to this address)

109 – 4675 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC
V8A 2L2

Phone:

250 387-3655

Phone:

604 485-1249

Fax:

250 387-4680

Fax:

604 485-2533

 

Toll free:

1 866 373-0792

 

Sechelt Constituency Office:
5 – 4720 Sunshine Coast Highway
PO Box 673
Sechelt, BC
V0N 3A0

 

Phone:

604 741-0792

 

Fax:

604 741-0795

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.

He served as the Executive Director of Health and Social Development for the Sechelt Nation from 1997 until his election in 2005. In this role he oversaw Health, Child Welfare, Alcohol and Drugs, Financial Assistance, and Justice Programs.  He also negotiated funding for innovative preventative health and social services.

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.