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Father God, in the name of Jesus, we intercede on behalf of Hon. Kevin Chief. You have placed in his hands the responsibility of the welfare of peoples well being and sense of well being. The gifts and abilities he has, though great, are not sufficient for the success of the portfolio. He needs the help of Holy Spirit to bring righteousness to the forefront of his department. Give him the awareness that he needs you and your willingness to lead him. In the name of Jesus Christ we ask, Amen.

Minister of jobs and the economy
Minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg

“My job is to help people in our community imagine the possibilities, to keep looking ahead and finding new ways of building a better future for Manitobans.”

  • First appointed to cabinet in 2012
  • First elected in 2011

Kevin is a proud life-long resident of Winnipeg’s North End and was
elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Point Douglas on October
4, 2011. He was appointed Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities
in 2012, and Minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg by Premier
Greg Selinger on October 18, 2013.
Kevin attended Strathcona Elementary School, Isaac Newton Junior High
and Tec Voc High School. He graduated from the University of Winnipeg
with a Bachelor Degree with a major in Justice and Law Enforcement and a
minor in Physical Activity and Sport Study. He is currently working on
his Masters of Education.
Kevin is a dedicated and dynamic community leader, involved with
numerous boards and committees from local to national levels. He is also
a sought-after speaker on the topic of the importance of education and
leadership development for youth. He received the Manitoba Premier’s
Volunteer Service Award in 2009 and was awarded the Future Leaders of
Manitoba Award for Community Service in 2010. He is also a recipient of
the Manitoba Hydro Spirit of the Earth Award.
Kevin has held many professional positions in the areas of youth
development and education, including Coordinator of the Innovative
Learning Centre at the University of Winnipeg, Director of the Winnipeg
Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre and Community Networker with the
River East Transcona School Division. He has served as a board and
committee member for many local and national organizations.
An accomplished athlete, Kevin is a two-time First Team Great
Canadian Athletic Conference All Star and a three-time member of the All
Manitoba Team for the Manitoba High School Athletic Association. An
active member of a square dance troupe, Kevin regularly performs
throughout Manitoba.
Kevin and his wife Melanie were married in July 2009. They are
raising their son Hayden, born in 2010, in the Point Douglas area.