Sheila Malcolmson


Parliamentary Secretary for Environment
Sheila's Community Office
105-495 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo BC V9R6B9
236 362 0012


About Sheila

Sheila Malcolmson was elected as MLA for Nanaimo in 2019.

Prior to her election as an MLA, Sheila was elected four times to the Islands Trust Council, serving six of those years as Chair of the Islands Trust Council, where she championed fair ferry service, marine safety and oil spill prevention. She signed a government-to-government protocol between the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Islands Trust – establishing a relationship of respect and cooperation in planning, land use management and heritage conservation.

In 2015, Sheila was elected as federal MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith. As an MP, she was a leading advocate for solutions to vessel abandonment, oil spill prevention, and women’s equality.

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 and was a board member for the Conservation Council of Ontario and the BC Sustainable Energy Association. 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.

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Latest News for Sheila Malcolmson

NDP Nanaimo MLAs sworn into Legislature

VICTORIA – Sheila Malcolmson and Doug Routley were sworn into the Legislature virtually today as the BC New Democrat MLAs for Nanaimo and Nanaimo-North Cowichan. The 57 new BC NDP members were sworn in as part of part of British …

Nanaimo to benefit from seized proceeds of crime

NANAIMO – New Democrat MLA Sheila Malcolmson is welcoming nearly $150,000 in funding for programs in Nanaimo that enhance restorative justice, support healing for Indigenous youth, and offer sexualized violence supports. “To get tough on crime, we need to tackle …