Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your love which extends to everyone. We respect and appreciate the work and passion which Member Janis Irwin invests into the people of Alberta, especially those who have less opportunities to voice their concerns and opinions. We pray today for your blessings to cover Member Irwin and her family with your goodness and grace. Lead her in paths of righteousness so that her sincerity and integrity may be best manifested for the good of the people of Edmonton and our province. We commit these requests in your name. 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.