MLA Heather Forsyth, Calgary-Fish Creek

Thank you Heavenly Father for Heather Forsyth. MLA for Calgary-Creek. We ask for your continued wisdom and direction in her life. We pray for her volunteer involvement in the community that she will have the support she needs. For her family we pray for peace, joy and protection. As she serves at the Legislature, fill her with confidence and open doors of opportunity in Jesus name we pray, Amen
Heather Forsyth was first elected MLA for Calgary-Fish Creek in 1993. On January 4, 2010, Mrs. Forsyth joined the Wildrose Caucus. She was appointed to the Special Standing Committee on Members’ Services on May 24, 2012.
In addition to her role as MLA, she previously served on the following standing committees of the Legislative Assembly:
  • Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Public Accounts
  • Public Health and Safety
Previously she served as Chair of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and as a member of the Standing Committees on Private Bills and on Government Services.
As a result of her work with children, in 2002 she was named Reader’s Digest Canadian Hero. One of her greatest honours was being bestowed the Blackfoot name Aahsoikinnah-kaiki, which means healing woman.
Prior to becoming an MLA, Mrs. Forsyth worked as a sales and marketing manager in the advertising industry for 15 years, during which she received the Silver Marketing Award and the 1989 President’s Award.
Prior to entering provincial politics, she also volunteered with community groups, the Children’s Wish Foundation, the provincial Youth Justice Committee, the Alberta Social Services Appeal Advisory Board and the Calgary Board of Health.
Mrs. Forsyth is an avid reader and enjoys playing golf, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. She is also the founder and current chair of the Peanut Butter Classic Society, a non-profit organization which puts on a golf tournament yearly to raise much-needed funding for charities that help women and children. A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she lives in Calgary with her husband, Gordon, and has two sons.
June 6, 2012