Honourable Jinny Sims
Born in Jullundur District, India, Jinny immigrated to England at nine years old. She obtained a degree in education at the University of Manchester and worked as a high school teacher. Jinny move to Canada where she continued teaching and became president of the Nanaimo District Teachers Union. In 2004, Jinny was elected as president of the BC Teachers’ Federation where she was a passionate advocate for quality, public education.
In 2011, Jinny was elected as the NDP Member of Parliament for Newton-North Delta and was appointed critic for International Development, critic for Citizenship & Immigration and Multiculturalism and critic for Employment and Social Development. Six years later, Jinny was successfully elected to the B.C. Legislature as the MLA for Surrey-Panorama. Jinny was appointed as the Minister for Citizens’ Services with the BC NDP government in July of this year. Jinny continues to work for a socially just and inclusive society.