Below is a list of the Ministers and MLA’s that attended the 2017 Annual Convention
Honourable Deron Bilous► more
Honourable Deron Bilous (NDP)MLA for Edmonton-Beverly-ClareviewMinister of Economic Development and TradeBorn and raised in Edmonton, Deron Bilous knows the incredible contribution Alberta workers have made to our province and our country. Having grown up in a proudly Ukrainian home, he also appreciates the strength and beauty of our province’s diversity.Between 1995 and 2005 Mr. Bilous worked in Quebec, Tunisia and China on a number of projects with Canada World Youth, a volunteer youth program that focuses on international development. After graduating from the University of Alberta with an education degree in 2001, he taught and mentored students at Edmonton’s Inner City High School, where he learned to see potential where others might see hardship. He also began working in neighbourhood and community development. He was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview on April 23, 2012, and again on May 5, 2015. A dedicated champion for Alberta workers and Alberta business, Deron Bilous was sworn in as Minister of Economic Development and Trade on October 22, 2015. Prior to this, he served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and as Minister of Service Alberta.Constituency Office552 Hermitage Mall40 Street & Hermitage RoadEdmonton, ABCanada T5A 4N2Phone: 780-476-6467Fax: 780-476-6473Legislature Office425 Legislature Building10800 - 97 AvenueEdmonton, ABCanada T5K 2B6Phone: 780-644-8554Fax: email@example.com If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310.0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.
Member Estefania Cortes-Vargas► more
Member Estefania Cortes-Vargas (NDP)MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood ParkStrathcona-Sherwood Park MLA, Estefania Cortes-Vargas, was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on May 5, 2015. Prior to this, Cortes-Vargas worked as an educational assistant for Edmonton Public Schools for over four years and was enrolled in the social work program at MacEwan University.At just six years old, Estefania and the Cortes-Vargas family immigrated to Canada from Colombia and settled in Sherwood Park. Cortes-Vargas has been an active volunteer in the community, supporting nonprofit organizations such as the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative and coaching for a tae kwon do program that serves families with children with disabilities.Currently Member Cortes-Vargas serves as deputy chair of the Special Standing Committee on Members' Services.Cortes-Vargas previously served a member of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee.On March 8, 2016, Cortes-Vargas was named government caucus whip, the youngest government whip in Alberta to date and most likely in Canada.Constituency Office#19, 99 Wye RoadSherwood Park, ABCanada T8B 1M1Phone: 780-416-2492Fax: 780-416-7093Legislature Office513F Legislature Building10800 - 97 AvenueEdmonton, ABCanada T5K 2B6Phone: 780-638-1417Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310.0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.
Mr. Bruce Hinkley► more
Mr. Bruce Hinkley (NDP)MLA for Wetaskiwin-CamroseBruce Hinkley was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Wetaskiwin-Camrose on May 5, 2015. He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Families and Communities.Mr. Hinkley holds a master's degree in education from the University of Alberta and a bachelor of education degree from the University of Calgary. He was a small-business owner and operator and a veteran educator with over 30 years of experience, both as a classroom teacher and as an administrator. Mr. Hinkley served as the executive director for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wetaskiwin from 1986 to 1991. Mr. Hinkley has supported local youth centres and supports sports and literacy organizations throughout Wetaskiwin and its surrounding area. He has coached hockey, baseball, volleyball and cross-country skiing. Mr. Hinkley enjoys a wide range of hobbies, particularly running, hiking and walking his dogs. He has been alpine and cross-country skier. He is also presently enrolled in a Spanish language certificate program, and he is an avid collector of stamps and chess sets, many of which he finds on his travels around the world. He and his family live in rural Wetaskiwin.Constituency Office4870 - 51 StreetCamrose, ABCanada T4V 1S1Phone: 780-672-0000Fax: 780-672-6945Satellite Office5201 - 51 AvenueWetaskiwin, ABCanada T9A 0V5Phone: 780-352-0241Legislature Office503F Legislature Building10800 - 97 AvenueEdmonton, ABCanada T5K 2B6Phone: 780-638-1413Fax: email@example.com If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310-0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.
Mr. Colin Piquette► more
Mr. Colin Piquette (NDP)MLA for Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedwaterColin Piquette was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater, on May 5, 2015.He is a member of the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services and the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future. Previously he served on the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund.Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, he was an insurance agent representing the Cooperators in Athabasca and Boyle (1999-2001,2011-2015), a consultant with the City of Edmonton's Respectful Workplace training initiative (2006 to 2011), and an instructor in ethics and law in education for the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta (2006-2011).He also spent several years abroad teaching English at post-secondary institutions and foreign language institutes in South Korea (1997-1999,2001-2005). Prior to 1997, he ran a small publishing company, worked as an operator for Celanese Canada, and helped his parents on the family farm in Plamondon.Mr. Piquette's employment experience also includes contract work as a political organizer with the Alberta Federation of Labour and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees on national pension and labour law reforms respectively. Throughout the years he has volunteered his time to various community organizations. At the time of his election in 2015 he was serving as president of the Boyle District Chamber of Commerce, as vice-president of the Boyle Betterment Committee, and as a director with the Boyle and District Agricultural Society. Other community organizations Colin has been involved with over the years include Community Service Learning at the University of Alberta, Next Up Alberta, Public Interest Alberta, the Alberta Public Interest Research Group, the Learning Centre, Friends of the Lubicon Alberta, and the Friends of Medicare. He is a founding member of the Centre for Community Organizing and Popular Education (CCOPE).His extensive community involvement has earned him the Evelyn Kline Memorial Award in Community Development and an Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations community service learning project grant. In addition to a bachelor of arts degree in political science he holds a master's degree in adult education, both from the University of Alberta.Mr. Piquette and his spouse reside in Boyle, Alberta, with their two children.Constituency OfficeB-4705 49 AvenueAthabasca, ABCanada T9S 0B5Phone: 780-675-3232Fax: 780-675-2396Legislature Office6th Floor9820 - 107 StreetEdmonton, ABCanada T5K 1E7Phone: 780-638-1425Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310.0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.
Mr. Eric Rosendahl► more
Mr. Eric Rosendahl (NDP)MLA for West YellowheadEric Rosendahl was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of West Yellowhead, on May 5, 2015.He currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and as a member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship.Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Rosendahl worked as a steam engineer for 34 years at the West Fraser pulp mill in Hinton and retired. Previous to this, he worked in various capacities within the forestry industry and our parks system. Most recently he worked with the town of Hinton and Grande Yellowhead School Division #77 as a bus driver from 2010 to 2015.An avid volunteer and community advocate, he has served as president of a number of councils and boards, including the Yellowhead District Labour Council, Hinton Fish and Game Association, Hinton Search and Rescue and the Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association.In addition, he has also served on the public advisory committee and on the forest resources advisory group for the executive and served on the executive of Unifor 855. He was a member of council and served many years on the environment committee for the Alberta Federation of Labour.He holds a diploma in renewable resources and wildlife management technology.Together with his wife, Linda Lee, he resides in Hinton.Constituency Office#102, 1336 Switzer DriveHinton, ABCanada T7V 2C1Phone: 780-865-9796Toll-Free: 1-800-661-6517Fax: 780-865-9760Legislature Office6th Floor9820 - 107 StreetEdmonton, ABCanada T5K 1E7Phone: 780-638-1426Fax: email@example.com If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310.0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.
Mrs. Jessica Littlewood► more
Mrs. Jessica Littlewood (NDP)MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-VegrevilleJessica Littlewood was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville on May 5, 2015. On October 17, 2017, she was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade for Small Business.She currently serves as a member of the standing committees on Public Accounts, Legislative Offices and Alberta’s Economic Future. Mrs. Littlewood also serves as a member of the Select Special Auditor General Search Committee.Previously she served as chair of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing and the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee. She also served as a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills, the Standing Committee on Families and Communities and the Select Special Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner Search Committee.Prior to her election, Mrs. Littlewood was employed as an executive assistant with the accounting firm Ernst and Young. She previously worked at Goodwill Industries of Alberta as a supervisor, then as assistant manager, while also working as a nursing attendant at the Good Samaritan Society.Mrs. Littlewood has been a volunteer with a number of charitable organizations in the community, including Edmonton’s Food Bank.Constituency Office9925B 104 StreetFort Saskatchewan, ABCanada T8L 2E7Phone: 780-992-6560Fax: 780-992-6562Satellite OfficeBox 4514927 51 AvenueVegreville, ABCanada T9C 1M1Phone: 780-632-6840Fax: 780-632-6888Legislature Office6th Floor9820 - 107 StreetEdmonton, ABCanada T5K 1E7Phone:780-644-5748Fax:firstname.lastname@example.org If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310.0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.
Ms. Annie McKitrick► more
Ms. Annie McKitrick (NDP)MLA for Sherwood ParkAnnie McKitrick was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sherwood Park on May 5, 2015. On October 17, 2017, she was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education.She currently serves as a member of the standing committees on Private Bills, the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and Families and Communities. She previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future.Originally from France, Ms. McKitrick came to Canada to attend McGill University where she obtained a bachelor of science (Ecology). Ms. McKitrick has a master's degree in education and a diploma in public-sector management from the University of Victoria. Ms. McKitrick has spent close to 40 years working with all levels of government, postsecondary institutions and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to her election, Ms. McKitrick operated her own consulting practice, specializing in diversity, organizational development and strategic planning. Her work includes social planning, community development and volunteer and board development. She previously worked as a social planner for Strathcona County, acting manager of social development for the city of Williams Lake, British Columbia, and as manager of a national research institute at the University of Victoria. Ms. McKitrick also has extensive international experience, having worked as a researcher with a grant from the Canadian International Development Agency in Kyrgyzstan, as a co-ordinator for income generating projects in Thailand and for a nongovernmental organization responsible for refugee and community development programs in Southeast Asia. From 1996 until 2005 Ms. McKitrick was a school trustee and chair of the Richmond school board in Richmond, British Columbia. An active member of the community, Ms. McKitrick has volunteered much of her time and skills to numerous organizations over the past 25 years. In recent years she has volunteered with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and the Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club. Ms. McKitrick is an avid cross-country skier and cyclist and was the cycling co-chair at the 2014 Canada 55+ Games, held in Strathcona County. She is fluent in French and speaks intermediate Thai and is also a passionate purveyor of local and fair trade foods.Ms. McKitrick and her husband, Greg, have two children, both now adults, whom they adopted from an orphanage in Thailand. Constituency Office#116B, 937 Fir StreetSherwood Park, ABCanada T8A 4N6Phone: 780-417-4747Fax: 780-417-4748Legislature Office6th Floor9820 - 107 StreetEdmonton, ABCanada T5K 1E7Phone: 780-644-5750Fax: email@example.com If your call to your MLA is long distance, please dial 310.0000 then the area code and the phone number you would like to reach in order to receive toll free access.