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Hon. Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo

Precious Lord, it is an honour to lift the Hon. Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions to you in prayer, asking you to empower her with your discernment and ingenuity to help those who are among the most vulnerable in the province. In these tumultuous days and with so many questions and concerns present, we pray for your peace to prevail. Draw Ms. Malcomson and her loved ones close to you this season and grant them occasions of spiritual, emotional and physical rest in the midst of the busyness of their lives. In Jesus’ holy name, we pray. Amen.


Sheila Malcolmson was elected as MLA for Nanaimo in 2019 and appointed Minister of Mental Health and Addictions in November 2020. Prior to her election as an MLA, Sheila was elected four times to the Islands Trust Council, serving six of those years as Chair. She signed a government-to-government protocol between the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Islands Trust. Prior to entering public life, Sheila worked for Energy Probe, and the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy. She also served as an advisor to the Saskatchewan Electrical Energy Options Panel and Queen’s University Environmental Policy Centre. Sheila holds a B.A. in Environmental and Resource Studies from Trent University. Sheila lives on Gabriola Island with her partner Howard, a fisheries biologist and climate change researcher.