As Minister of Community and Social Services, my top priority is always to ensure the protection and well-being of Albertans struggling with homelessness during this pandemic.
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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.
In the Community
On behalf of my constituents and residents of Northeast Calgary, I am calling on insurers and adjusters to act with fairness and professionalism when conducting business with those who have been affected by the June 13th hailstorm.
Today I joined Hope Mission & The Mustard Seed
to announce an additional $48M in provincial funding to help homeless shelters continue to meet distancing, enhanced cleaning & PPE requirements.
As services at the Edmonton Expo Centre transition to community based supports, we are taking steps to ensure organizations like Hope Mission and the Mustard Seed can provide day services that continue to meet the needs of vulnerable Albertans.
The Inspiration Awards celebrate those raising awareness of family violence, sexual violence and abuse, and advancing healthy relationships.
was able to ask these highly accomplished young women about their backgrounds, ambitions, hopes, dreams, and what they wanted to achieve in their careers – and ultimately, how they wanted to contribute to the betterment of society.