Minister Aheer was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Chestermere-Rocky View on May 5, 2015. She was re-elected on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for the newly formed riding of Chestermere-Strathmore.
Born in Edmonton and raised in Chestermere, where she is raising her family, Aheer is a proud wife and mother of two boys. Prior to entering politics, Aheer was a professional vocal coach and music teacher, who instructed singing in seven languages, owned and operated businesses as an entrepreneur, and was heavily involved in the arts, volunteerism and community service.
Leela Aheer was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism & Status of Women on April 30, 2019. She is also Minister responsible for the Francophone Secretariat. Previously serving as the Opposition Critic for Children’s Services and Status of Women, Aheer brings her experience as a legislator to her new portfolio. A key priority of the new government is to provide more protections for women, through initiatives like Clare’s Law. Aheer will continue to work hard to build an Alberta that regardless of who you are, who you love, where you come from, or to whom you pray – is for generations to come, strong and free.
Government is accepting applications for a new
grant program designed to build greater cultural
awareness and more inclusive communities.
Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, issued the following statement on Bodhi Day.
École Polytechnique Remembered: Joint Statement | Déclaration Commune sur la Commémoration de la Tuerie de l’École Polytechnique
Premier Jason Kenney and Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of
Women, issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Edmonton’s Crystal Kids Youth Centre will receive a
boost to its support and mentorship programs,
thanks to Budget 2019.
Alberta Secures French Language Funding Agreement / L’Alberta Signe une Entente de Financement Pour la Prestation de Services en Français
The province has signed an extension to the
Canada-Alberta Agreement on French Languages
Services for 2018-20.
The leadership of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts is welcoming five new directors.
Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women held a free public screening of In the Name of Your Daughter.
In 100 days, Airdrie will welcome competitors from
across the province for the 2020 Alberta Winter