George Heyman, MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview

George Heyman


Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
George's Community Office
642 W Broadway, Vancouver, V5Z 1G1


About George

George Heyman was elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Fairview in 2013, and re-elected in 2017. He is the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

George was the executive director of Sierra Club BC, one of the province’s oldest environmental advocacy and education organizations. He also served three terms as president of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU). In both organizations, George was a respected negotiator and a strong fiscal manager. Prior to these positions he lived in Terrace for many years, and worked throughout BC’s northwest and coastal communities.

George has been a faculty member of Simon Fraser University’s Dialogue and Negotiation program, teaching courses in multi- party negotiations and collaborative decision-making. He has guest lectured at a number of universities in B.C. and abroad, and served on advisory committees for post-graduate and undergraduate degree programs at three B.C. universities.

George is a passionate advocate for issues facing his constituents, including education, health care, the arts, child care, workers’ rights, transit, affordable housing, environmental responsibility and climate action. He also advocates for a more sustainable, modern and diverse economy. George enjoys running, kayaking, live music and theatre.

Latest News for George Heyman

Vancouver MLAs welcome BC Arts Council Grants

VANCOUVER– Local MLAs Melanie Mark, Spencer Chandra Herbert and George Heyman are welcoming over $5 million for Vancouver art organizations and artists through the province’s BC Arts Council Grant Program. These grants support programs that encourage more inclusivity and accessibility …