- Steveston—Richmond East
Nicole Iaci was born and raised in Richmond, BC. Today, Nicole is a practicing lawyer based in Vancouver working exclusively for First Nations across British Columbia. Nicole was motivated to join the Green Party of Canada as a candidate for Parliament based on a mutual belief in climate justice, truth-seeking and an honest commitment to partnering with Indigenous Nations for a sustainable and vibrant future for all Canadians.
Nicole received her undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria, majoring in History and Political Science, before obtaining her Juris Doctor at the University of British Columbia where she received specializations in Aboriginal Law and Environmental and Natural Resource Law.
Nicole has always had a keen interest in volunteering and advocating for her peers and greater community. In law school, Nicole was elected by her peers to serve as Co-President of the Indigenous Law Students' Association, as well as the Director of Indigenous Student Affairs. During her time at the University of Victoria, Nicole was elected by her fellow undergraduate student body to serve as a Director at Large for the University of Victoria Students' Society as well as a Student Senator representing the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Nicole is a proud member of Kwantlen First Nation based in Fort Langley, British Columbia. Before she began practicing law, Nicole worked for her First Nation in their Lands and Resources department and business company. She also has experience working for non-profit organizations including through a Pro Bono Students Canada placement with West Coast Environmental Law in Vancouver, BC and at an internship with the Indian Law Resource Center in Washington, DC.
Nicole currently serves on the Executive for the CBA BC Aboriginal Lawyers Forum and CBA BC Young Lawyers Advisory Committee. She was also a member of the CBA BC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group tasked with producing a report in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Aside from her legal practice, Nicole enjoys travel, photography, the outdoors and is an avid sports fan.
The Green Party of Canada is excited to introduce Nicole Iaci as our candidate for the Steveston-Richmond East Riding.