Melanie Mark is the first First Nations woman to serve in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. She was elected as the Member for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant in February 2016.
Melanie serves as Opposition Spokesperson for Children and Family Development.
Raised in East Vancouver, Melanie has spent her life standing up for her community, volunteering for multiple community organizations like Big Sisters Youth Custody Centres, and the Urban Native Youth Association. She co-founded the Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre, worked with the Native Courtworkers Association, Covenant House Vancouver, and was the National Aboriginal Project Coordinator with Save the Children Canada's Sacred Lives project.
In 2013, she became Associate Deputy Representative for the BC Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, speaking out for children in care.
She is Nisga'a, Gitxsan, Cree and Ojibway and a proud mother of two girls aged five and twelve.