Heavenly Father, we bring Hon. Mitzi Dean to you. Thank you for her willingness to be a part of leading our province. We pray that you will lead and guide her in the decisions that need to be made. May she be accepted within the communities she is overseeing. We pray she you will keep her safe in her travels, and in health and strength. Be with and grant her special times of relaxing and refreshing. Bless her we pray in your 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.