Sheila Malcolmson


Minister of Mental Health and Addictions
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 and re-elected in 2020. She is the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Vice-Chair of the Cabinet Working Group on Mental Health, Addictions and Homelessness.

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

Before to entering public life, Sheila worked in ecology, tourism, and small business. She 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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