Nick Dickinson-Wilde

For Regional Rep: Vancouver Island-Sunshine Coast


As per the BC Green Party’s bylaws, only members who live in the Vancouver Island-Sunshine Coast region may vote for the Regional Councillor-at-Large - Vancouver Island-Sunshine Coast. To learn more about the Vancouver Island-Sunshine Coast region, please click here. 

My earliest news memory is Clayoquot Sound. Here we are nearly 30 years later and what has changed? We have dramatically less old-growth and a few more protected areas. Our current trajectory is not sustainable – whether we are talking about logging, housing, or climate change. Whether NDP or Liberal in power, BC politicians have long ignored science and general public opinion.

Protesting is all fine and well, but I have relatives who were arrested at Clayoquot Sound and I’ve been threatened with arrest. Enough protests can make a change but it is slow and we have issues that slow change is unacceptable. From drug poisoning to climate change our path must change or we will leave an unacceptable legacy behind.

A multitude of other important issues – from reconciliation to housing to transportation - must also see a major change. To effectively deal with these issues, BC needs an actual left party with significant seats. The BC Greens can be that party, but we must grow and most importantly be ready come next election. That means we need active Riding Associations and trained volunteers and local plans.

Healthy riding associations and the resultant election readiness are my priorities.

About Nick

Nick has lived on/near Vancouver Island his whole life – ranging from Pacheedaht lands (Port Renfrew) to Tsawout/Tseycum lands (Pender Islands), he currently lives with his wife in East Sooke (T’So-uke lands). Professionally, he is an open-source web developer deeply involved in his chosen field including regular conference organizing and presentations. Nick is Development Manager with an agency based in Washington DC and predominantly works with non-profit and governmental clients (was recently excited to work on a project for the Environmental Defense Fund).

Politically, Nick has been long involved with Green movements – first GPC membership at 15. Recent provincial experience ranges from Volunteer Co-ordinator for Gord Baird’s 2020 campaign (Langford Juan de Fuca) to being founding member/Data Privacy Officer of the new Langford – Juan de Fuca Riding association (ongoing). Also involved in GPC activities both electorally and currently the Financial Agent for the Esquimalt – Saanich – Sooke EDA.

Nick has been involved with environmental issues since early childhood, including speaking at the UNEP International Children’s Conference on the Environment and being on YRTE (Youth Round Table on the Environment). More recently predominantly protesting old-growth logging and virtual activism (COVID sure does make virtual activism appealing).
Nick is an avid cyclist – including delivering election signs by bike – any electoral/political activity he does alone he bikes too. When not being political, Nick is often outdoors, loves biking everywhere, gardening, hiking and swimming. Nick is also a Karate black belt and sensei.

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