Hon. Shane Simpson, Vancouver-Hastings

Lord, today we pray for Hon. Shane Simpson. We know that this time will have placed unique burdens on his role as Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. We ask that you lift those burdens with him, help him to shoulder his responsibilities and gift him with fresh eyes to see new solutions. Bless his family, his work and his personal health. We pray in Jesus name, Amen. 

Shane Simpson is the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Born and raised in East Vancouver, Shane has lived, worked, and engaged in community-building activities in his community since 1971. In his professional career, Shane has worked as the Director of Policy and Communications for Smart Growth BC, chair of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, an instructor in the Community Economic Development program at Simon Fraser University, Executive Director of the Worker Ownership Resource Center, Legislative Coordinator for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, coordinator and fundraiser for the Ray Cam Cooperative Center, Executive Assistant to former Vancouver East MP Margaret Mitchell, and as a self-employed consultant on business and economic development for labour, co-operative and non-profit groups. Shane was the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contribution to community in 2002. In 1992, he was awarded the Governor General’s 125th Anniversary Commemorative Medal for Community Service.