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Hon. Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo

Father, Your Word instructs us to pray without ceasing. Today, we raise up Hon. Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo, as she serves as Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Thank you for the wisdom she brings from Mental Health and Addictions, Vice-Chair of the Cabinet working group on Mental Health, Addiction, and homelessness. May You continue to bless her family as well. In Jesus’ 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.