Lord, we lift up to you our MLA Jim Rondeau. We thank you for his dedication and community awareness. We ask you, Lord, to continue to give Jim insight as he promotes healthy living for all ages. We are honoured that he puts a high value on our military personal. Lord, keep Jim safe as he represents us in government. Lord, we pray for his family that they would be kept safe and strong. In Jesus Name, Amen.
“We succeed in Assiniboia because we all work together – creating the opportunities that make people want to stay here, work here and raise their families here.”
- First elected in 1999
- Served in cabinet from 2003 to 2013
- Shapes his career around dedication, community awareness, and action
Awards and Recognitions
- First-time winner of the Literacy Partners Manitoba Lifetime Service award
- Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award 2002
- Optimist of the Year Award, Assiniboia Optimist Club 2002
- Manitoba Peacekeeper Recognition Award 2002
- Conference Board of Canada Workplace Award 1998
- Numerous Best Coach Awards 1990-1999
Jim Rondeau was elected the MLA for Assiniboia in the 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 Manitoba elections. In November, 2003 he was appointed the new Minister of Healthy Living within the Department of Health and was also given responsibility for Seniors and Healthy Child Manitoba. A year later he became the Minister of Industry, Economic Development and Mines. In September 2006 he was appointed the Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mines. In November 2009, he was appointed Minister of Healthy Living, Citizenship and Youth by Premier Greg Selinger. He is also the Minister Responsible for Seniors, Healthy Child Manitoba, Mental Health and Recreation. He was re-appointed to Premier Greg Selinger’s cabinet as the Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs from January 2012 until October 2013.
Jim has served on the Legislative Review Committee, the task force on the Graduated Drivers Licensing, the Manitoba Round Tables on Disability, and numerous pre-budget consultations. He was also instrumental in the introduction and passage of The Canadian Forces Personnel Act, which improved the rights and benefits of military personnel moving into Manitoba.
Prior to entering politics, Jim had an extensive career in education. He has taught at schools in Norway House and Cranberry Portage, and was an instructor at the University of Winnipeg. He later became the Adult/Work Education Coordinator for the Frontier School Division, helping establish 18 adult learning centres and libraries throughout the province and developing an award-winning school-to-work transition program for young people from northern Manitoba.
Jim has always been a willing and committed community volunteer. He is a proud member of the Assiniboia Optimist Club, and regularly works with community clubs, parent councils, seniors groups, military organizations and other community initiatives.
Jim’s career is one of dedication, community awareness, and action. He reflects these values in his passionate and committed service to his constituents and to all Manitobans.