Lord, today we pray for MLA Jane Thornethwaite, as you have called her to serve not only the people from the riding of North Vancouver-Seymour, but also to utilize her extensive experience in the field of nutrition and youth as well as a school board trustee to benefit and bless others. Grant Jane insight, wisdom and discernment as she considers the best way to use her background and experience to support children and youth, as well as adults and families in our province in terms of their physical and mental health. Guide her thoughts and decisions as she brings counsel and advice to the current government. Bless Jane and her family in rich and abundant ways in this coming year.
Jane Thornthwaite was re-elected MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour in 2017. Jane previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Child Mental Health and Anti-Bullying to the Minister of Children and Family Development. She was also a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow and was Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, which published an interim report on child and youth mental health in B.C. in November 2014.
Jane was the Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement to the Minister of Education, a position which she had held from September 2012. She has also carried out duties on the Cabinet Committee on Families First and the Select Standing Committees on Children and Youth, Education, and Finance and Government Services.
Previously, Jane was a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (B.Sc., B.H.E.) with a 22-year career in health care. Jane’s work experience includes positions in hospital dietetics and community health, as an instructor for a third year required Nutrition course at UBC, as a Corporate Nutritionist for an international Health Food Chain, and as a National Sales Representative for an international pharmaceutical firm.
As a former self-employed health consultant, Jane has experience operating a small business and supporting a family as a mother of three kids. Jane has had an extensive volunteer career on the North Shore and has lived there all of her life.