Heavenly Father, we pray for Flor Marcelino today and ask that she will be an individual of integrity, grace and conviction in the position of trust that she has been elected to. May she serve the province willingly and with a strong vision for the future and benefit of all Manitobans. We ask that you will give her the strength to endure all the pressure of her responsibilities, and that you would bless her with wisdom and discernment in all the decisions she is to make. Also, we pray Flor would have a strong and healthy family life and the courage to do what is right and beneficial for all Manitobans and the grace in doing it. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.
Minister of multiculturalism and literacy
“I want a more vibrant Logan — where culture
brings people together, where recreation options give at-risk youth a
constructive outlet for their energy, where day care and schools help
families nurture children and where the presence of
police gives people confidence in their neighbourhood.”
- First appointed to cabinet in 2009
- First elected in 2007
Flor was first elected in 2007, making history as the first woman of
colour elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly, and was re-elected
as the MLA for Logan on October 4, 2011. In 2009 Flor was appointed
Minister for Culture, Heritage, and Tourism, and on October 18, 2013 she
was appointed by Premier Greg Selinger as Minister for Multiculturalism
Flor was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada in 1982
where she and her family have since made Winnipeg home. They first
settled in the Weston community, one of the many vibrant neighbourhoods
located in the Tyndall Park constituency.
Previously a small business owner and editor of The Philippine Times,
she has also been an active community leader, having served with the
Premier’s Economic Advisory Council, Project Peacemakers, St.
Stephen’s-Broadway Foundation, and the Broadway Disciples United Church
and its international affiliate, the Global Ministries Board. Flor was
also a support staff member at Red River College for 17 years.
Flor is determined to work for and with her constituents to help build a brighter future for the residents of Logan.