Honourable Richard Feehan – MLA for Edmonton-Rutherford

Lord, we pray this day for Cabinet Minister, Hon. Richard Feehan. Thank you for
his service and we pray that you will enable him to be even more effective in
finding and applying solutions to the needs of Indigenous people in our
province. As he sees what needs to be done from day to day, give him the
strength to do it and the wisdom to know when and what to delegate. Bless him
with health and well-being. Amen

Minister of Indigenous Relations

Richard Feehan was elected to the Legislative
Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Rutherford, on
May 5, 2015. On February 2, 2016, Mr. Feehan was appointed Minister of
Indigenous Relations.

Prior to his service with the Legislative Assembly
he dedicated over a decade to teaching for the Edmonton division of the
University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work. Previous to this he was program
director of the Edmonton Social Planning Council and vice-president of
Edmonton’s Catholic Social Services. He also spent more than a decade in
private social work practice.

Community minded, he has served on the Clinical
Advisory Team for the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services and as the
U of Calgary Faculty of Social Work representative on the board for the
Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family. Over the years he has also
worked closely with the Glenrose hospital, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton
and the Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association. His extensive community
involvement also includes volunteering with arts, sports and school programs
and with numerous community organizations.

Born and raised in Edmonton, he lives on Edmonton’s
south side with his wife, Kathaleen, and their three children, Antoine, Kate
and Brenndan.

He has a bachelor of arts
degree from the University of Alberta, a bachelor of social work from the
University of Calgary and a masters of social work from Wilfrid Laurier
University in Waterloo, Ontario.