Honourable David C. Dorward – MLA for Edmonton-Gold Bar

Heavenly Father we bring before You
today Honourable David Dorward.  May he
find favour in Your sight today as he sets his focus on all that is presented
for his attention.  May he use wise
judgment in understanding all that is on his agenda and utilize the gifts that
You have given to him for this time and place in the Alberta Legislature.  Bless and keep his family with safety and
peace.   In Jesus Name,  Amen.

Associate Minister of Aboriginal Relations (Reporting to the Premier)

David Dorward was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Gold Bar on April 23, 2012 and currently serves as Associate Minister
of Aboriginal Relations.

He previously served as Deputy Government House Whip and as a member of
the Treasury Board. Additionally he has served as deputy chair of the Select
Special Conflicts of Interest Act Review Committee, deputy
chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and as a member of the
Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services, the Standing Committee on
Alberta’s Economic Future and the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage
Savings Trust Fund.

Mr. Dorward has lived in Edmonton-Gold Bar for more than 50 years. He
attended Avonmore, Donnan and Bonnie Doon schools. He is a graduate of the
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of Alberta, and was
recognized by NAIT as one of its top 50 graduates of the last 50 years.

An experienced Chartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant,
Mr. Dorward founded his own company, Dorward & Company Chartered
Accountants LLP in 1994. In 2009 his company was a finalist for the Edmonton
Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Owner of the Year Award.

Throughout his life Mr. Dorward has contributed to his community in many
ways. He has served on numerous local and provincial boards, including the
Edmonton Epilepsy Association, Basketball Alberta and the Children’s Ability
Fund. He founded Edmonton’s Saville Community Sports Centre (GO Centre), the
largest community and sport centre of its type in North America. As well he
serves as president of the Edmonton Grads Basketball Centre, the group that
operates basketball programming at the GO Centre. In addition to coaching youth
basketball for more than 12 years, he organized the basketball program for many
Edmonton-Gold Bar communities. Mr. Dorward has also served as a United Way
director of finance and administration.

In 2009 he received an honorable mention for the Alberta Outstanding
Community Leader Award, presented by the then Lieutenant Governor, Norman

Mr. Dorward and his wife, Janice, are proud to call Edmonton-Gold Bar
home. They have four children and 13 grandchildren.