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Lord, we are blessed to have people like Hon. Sharon Blady who care enough about their communities and province to enter the political arena and seek to serve others.  We pray for her today as she serves our province as Minister of Health.  This is a complex and challenging portfolio and we ask that You would help Sharon rise to the challenges that this particular ministry presents.  She needs Your wisdom, Your insights, Your strength to help succeed in this role.  As those who will benefit from her success we ask she would know Your favour and blessing on her life and work in every way. Amen

Minister of health

“Kirkfield Park is a caring and active community – my job
is to support our community by finding new ways of making life better
and more affordable for the families who live here.”

  • First appointed to cabinet in 2013
  • First elected in 2007
  • Deep roots in the community, active on parent councils and the Block Parent program

Sharon was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Kirkfield Park on May 22, 2007 and was re-elected on October 4, 2011.
She was appointed Minister of Healthy Living and Seniors by Premier Greg
Selinger on October 18, 2013.
Sharon has deep roots in the community, where she attended Buchanan
Elementary, Hedges Junior High and Silver Heights Collegiate. She is
proud to be raising her two boys in the neighbourhood, where they have
attended École Bannatyne, Golden Gate and Silver Heights/Sturgeon
Heights Collegiate.
Sharon has taken on various additional roles since being elected. She
served on several government committees, including as president of the
Manitoba section of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie
(L’assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie). She was also an Energy
Committee member for the Midwestern Legislators’ Conference.
Prior to her election, Sharon was an educator, decolonization scholar
and published author, focusing on the art, history and gender relations
of First Peoples in Canada and working for social justice for women and
Aboriginal peoples. Sharon has over 15 years’ experience teaching at
post-secondary institutions across Canada, including teaching in the
Joint Baccalaureate Nursing Program and the Inner City Social Work
Program at the University of Manitoba. She also designed and taught
introductory courses for the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at
Brandon University.
Sharon brings her experience as an activist and a mother to her role
as MLA for Kirkfield Park. With her involvement on parent councils and
the Block Parent program, as well as with social justice and
environmental groups like the University of Manitoba Recycling and
Environmental Group and the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, she has
brought energy and commitment to providing a better future for our
children, our community, and our planet.