George Heyman, MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview

George Heyman

Vancouver-Fairview


Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
George's Community Office
642 W Broadway, Vancouver, V5Z 1G1
604-775-2453

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 Heyman previously served as the Executive Director of Sierra Club of 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 and solutions-oriented negotiator.

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. & 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 and environmental responsibility. He is also a strong advocate for a more sustainable, modern and diverse economy and is the co-recipient (alongside Dr. Andrew Weaver) of Canada’s 2020 “Clean 16” Award for introducing the BC government’s Clean BC climate and economic roadmap.

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 …