Jinny Sims has a long and dedicated history as a teacher, counsellor, union leader and as a strong advocate for public education.
Born in India, Jinny emigrated to England when she was nine years old. She earned a Bachelor of Education at the University of Victoria in Manchester and moved to Canada in 1975.
After years of teaching in the classroom and being actively involved in the BC Teachers’ Federation, she became Federation president in 2004.
In 2005, she successfully lead the Federation’s fight against the Campbell government for smaller class sizes and better learning conditions for students.
Jinny currently works for the BCTF as Director of Professional and Social Issues.
She has been married for 37 years to Stephen Sims, and is the mother of two adult children, Keeran and Michael. Her family has lived in Delta for over 20 years.