MLA: Hon. Kevin Chief – Point Douglas

Father we thank you for MLA Honorable Kevin
Chief and for all the work he has done, and continues to do for MB. We pray
that your spirit of encouragement would rest on today, and in the days to come.
We pray that you would continue to guide and bless him in his work and that he
would prosper in all he does. We pray that you would protect his family and
keep them unified. And father we pray that you would strengthen him, and allow
him to continue to grow in favour with all people. Amen.

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.