On Saturday, University of Lethbridge Chancellor Charles Weaselhead, former Blood Tribe Chief, gave remarks, highlighting the important work done by the Bringing the Spirit Home Program for people struggling with addiction
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Minister Luan was elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Calgary-Foothills on April 16, 2019. He previously served as an MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood (2012-2015).
Jason and his wife, Ms. Fengying Zhang, have been married for 34 years and together have two daughters. Graduating from the University of Calgary with a Masters of Social Work in 1990, he has dedicated his career to public service, promoting healthy families, strong communities and economic prosperity. He served in a variety of roles in provincial and municipal governments including as a child protection worker, a social planner, a manager and as a senior counsellor.
Luan has also managed funding for nonprofit social service agencies for over 20 years. He co-chaired the Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary (2006-2012) and served on the Calgary Council on Mental Health and Addictions from 2017 to 2018. He is proud to have made a difference in many lives throughout his professional services and community volunteering, and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for community services.
Jason Luan was appointed as the Associate Minister for Mental Health and Addictions on April 30, 2019. His extensive experience in working with those suffering from addiction makes him uniquely positioned to handle the key commitment to address the addiction crisis in Alberta.
In the Community
True compassion for people living with addictions means giving them hope and a path to recovery.
I want to give a special thanks to MLA Nathan Neudorf and Lethbridge City Councillor Blaine Hyggen for their leadership, support, and tireless advocacy for the community of Lethbridge!
Today is International Self-Care Day (7/24) – a day to remind us all that it is important to prioritize our own self-care, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
On Monday this week MLA Jason Stephan asked about Red Deer’s new recovery community and the NDP’s legacy of a failed one pillar approach.
We are investing $25 million to build 5 recovery communities in Alberta.