Heavenly Father, we ask you to bless Hon. Mitzi Dean and her family. We appreciate our leaders and ask for your blessings upon them and for them to be surrounded by people who will encourage them as they lead British Columbians in 2022. We know she has special gifts and talents that we need, and we pray for the strength and wisdom to use them fully on our behaves. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mitzi Dean was elected as MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin in 2017 and again in 2020. Mitzi is the Minister of children and family development. Before moving to the Victoria area in 2005, Mitzi Dean served as a national development manager for children’s services with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the U.K.’s largest child protection charity. Mitzi grew up in southeast England and worked in child protection social work and community-based social services across Great Britain for more than 20 years. She also volunteered at a Romanian orphanage and a transition house in the U.K. providing refuge for women experiencing relationship violence. As executive director of the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, Mitzi oversaw a team that every year helped 1,600 women, children, families, seniors and men impacted by trauma, violence and mental health challenges. Mitzi lives in Metchosin with her partner and seven-year-old daughter.