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Holy Father, we bring MLA: Danielle Chartier before You today and ask that You will help her to be the voice of the elderly and children. We ask that she will stand up for those who aren’t able to. Father, Your heart goes out to the weak and poor so we pray that she will continue to also have a heart for the weak and poor. We pray that MLA Chartier will be able to balance work and home life well and find rest when she needs it. Lord cover her with Your hand of protection, and guide her in the way You desire for her to go! Amen.

On September 21, 2009 Danielle Chartier was elected MLA for Saskatoon Riversdale in a by-election resulting from the retirement of former MLA, Lorne Calvert, and was re-elected in 2011. 

Danielle is a third-generation resident of the Saskatoon Riversdale constituency. Originally trained as a journalist, Danielle has worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, as well as weekly newspapers and monthly magazines.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Regina, she worked for the Saskatchewan Department of Labour, Work and Family unit, for nearly three years. Currently, she is completing a master of public administration degree through the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

She has also worked on projects for a number of community organizations including the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, Catholic Family Services of Saskatoon and the Children’s Discovery Museum on the Saskatchewan.

Danielle has two daughters.