The government’s newly appointed Human Trafficking Task Force will find ways to prevent human trafficking and protect and empower survivors.
Minister Sawhney was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-North East.
Born and raised in north east Calgary, Sawhney is a mother of four, an activist, and an engaged community volunteer. Rajan attended the University of Calgary, earning a degree in Economics and Political Science as well as an MBA.
Sawhney worked in the oil and gas industry for over twenty years in a variety of different roles in economics and business development. Prior to her election, she served as the Vice President of Business Development for Fracture Modeling Inc.
As an active volunteer, Sawhney is passionate about community engagement initiatives. She has played a key role in leadership with several non-profit organizations and has also spearheaded several programs and events designed to spread awareness and raise funds for worthy causes. For her community engagement work, Rajan was recognized as a Community Builder by the YWCA for Canada 150.
Rajan Sawhney was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Community and Social Services on April 30, 2019.
Government has taken steps to enable non-profit groups to respond to the pandemic and help those in need.
Residents of northern Alberta who have been evacuated due to spring floods will receive funding of $1,250 per adult and $500 per dependent child.
Vulnerable Albertans are getting the support they need during this unprecedented public health crisis.
Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Community and Social Services Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Children’s Services Rebecca Schulz, and Minister of Seniors and Housing Josephine Pon issued the following joint statement on continued support for those experiencing domestic and family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic
Government is providing funding to support secure access to food for vulnerable Albertans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Government is working with cities and rural communities to help homeless-serving agencies respond to the impact of COVID-19.
Bullying can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of age. Know where you can turn for help.
The governments of Alberta and Canada are providing $8 million to help Hope Mission rebuild the Herb Jamieson Centre, which provides shelter for homeless men in Edmonton.