Heavenly Father, please hear my prayer for MLA Janis Irwin. Thank you so much for Janis and her service as member of parliament for Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood regions. I pray that you would provide Janis with the tools that she needs to excel in her role in our government and specifically in the LGBTQ2S community. Grant her wisdom and guide her by your spirit, help her to know your presence and hear your voice. Keep her and her family safe this year. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
Janis was elected in 2019 on a campaign centered around her deep involvement to the Edmonton community, and her strong commitment to public service and social justice. Prior to her election Janis built her career as a teacher, vice principal, university lecturer, and Executive Director of High School Curriculum at Alberta Education. She also builds community through volunteering for a number of organizations, including Arts on the Ave, Boyle McCauley News, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Highlands Historical Society, and the Somali Canadian Women and Children Association, among others.