MLA Sandra Jansen, Calgary-North West

Dear Lord, thank you for MLA Sandra
Jansen and for her very helpful contributions to our provincial government.
Please surround her in stressful situations and continue to fill her heart with
peace. Give her your wisdom and guidance and the power to make good decisions.
Lord, please keep her strong and help her see your presence in her life. Amen.

 

Sandra Jansen was
elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-North West on
April 23, 2012. Premier Alison Redford named Ms. Jansen to the government’s
Operations Committee on May 8. She chairs the Calgary Caucus and is also a
member of the following Standing Committees:

  • Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and
    Printing
  • Families and Communities
  • Alberta’s Economic Future

Ms. Jansen grew up
in northwest Calgary, where she attended Montgomery and William Aberhart
schools. She earned a broadcasting diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute
of Technology and later studied French at McGill University. She holds a
master’s degree in professional communications from Royal Roads University.

Ms. Jansen is an
experienced journalist, having spent 23 years in the field, including 10 years
as a national news anchor at CTV News channel in Toronto. She hosted the Citytv
Calgary show, Your City, from 2007 to 2010.

Politics has always
been a driving force in Ms Jansen’s world from her first political experience
in 1985, when she worked as an assistant press liaison on a provincial party
leadership campaign, to her years hosting political panels and elections. She
served as Premier Alison Redford’s southern Alberta communications manager from
October 2011 to March 2012.

Ms. Jansen is a
passionate advocate and dedicated volunteer. Over the years she has volunteered
in a media communications consultant role at the United Way, as a board member
at the Calgary Girls’ School, as a master of ceremonies for various charitable
organizations and as a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in southern
Alberta. In June 2012, she was appointed co-chair of the Alberta Film Advisory
Council.

An acrylic artist,
Ms. Jansen has donated more than 65 of her paintings to the United Way, Calgary
Health Trust, Children’s Legal & Educational Resource Centre and Safe Haven
since 2007. She also painted more than 40 Spirits of Gold awards for United Way
in 2008 and 2009.

July 13, 2012