Dear Jesus, I bring Honourable Nicholas Simons, NDP MLA Powell River-Sunshine Coast before you. I pray that resources and supports needed will be provided so that solutions can be found for every task set before him. May he not be discouraged with the size of the tasks, but rather may he see successes from the work he is doing. Thank you that he is willing to be one of our leaders. Bless him abundantly and keep him in good health. In your name I 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.