Father in heaven it is our pleasure to bring Shelia Malcolmson, member for Nanaimo to you today. As the new Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, we thank you for Sheila’s many years of public life serving at both the federal and provincial levels. Grant to Shelia wisdom today in the decisions she needs to make, favour with people she meets, and divine strategies in the meetings she leads. Bless Sheila and Howard in Jesus’ name. 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.