The Honourable George Hickes


Minister of Health

Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention

Legislative Office: 

Phone: 975-5074
Fax: 975-2034
Email: ghickes [at] gov [dot] nu [dot] ca

Constituency Office: 

Phone: 979-6923
Fax: 979-4604
Email: GeorgeHickes [at] tasilukmla [dot] ca

George Hickes was elected in the general election held on October 28, 2013, to represent the constituency of Iqaluit-Tasiluk in the 4th Legislative Assembly of Nunavut. He was first named Minister responsible for the Nunavut Housing Corporation and Minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corporation, and now holds the portfolios of Minister of Health and Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention.
Prior to his election, Mr. Hickes held senior positions in the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Economic Development and Transportation, Department of Education and Qulliq Energy Corporation. Mr. Hickes also served as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Education. This background in finance, policy and government process has led to a well-rounded ability to assist his constituents in Iqaluit and the people of Nunavut.
Mr. Hickes was born in Churchill, Manitoba, and attended Red River College in Winnipeg. Prior to making Iqaluit his home in 2004, Mr. Hickes worked in the financial services industry and owned his own small manufacturing business in Thompson, Mb.
Mr. Hickes has been a volunteer firefighter, a member of the Canadian Rangers and a youth hockey coach.
George and Signi Frederickson have two children: Lily (Piungwasluq) and Sara (Putuguq). Mr. Hickes’s personal interests include hunting, fishing and golfing.