MLA Nicholas Simons, Powell River-Sunshine Coast

Lord, we bring to You, Honourable Nicholas Simons, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast. Give him the wisdom and passion he needs as he represents the people in this beautiful area of our province and in his assigned role in the BC Legislature. Surround him with those who will encourage him and may he know You are with him in his work. Strengthen him and give him times of personal refreshment. Bless him and keep him in Your care. In Your name we 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.