Mrs. Genia Leskiw – MLA for Bonnyville-Cold Lake

Father in Heaven, it is our prayer
that your presence would be with Mrs. Genia Leskiw as she fulfills the role in
our Legislature as Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and
a member of numerous other committees. Give her an abundance of strength for
the many tasks before her and surround her with those who will assist her in
carrying them out. May she be blessed in her legislative work, in her service
in her community and in her home with family. In Jesus Name, Amen

Genia Leskiw was elected to her second term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Bonnyville-Cold Lake on April 23, 2012. She is the
first Ukrainian and the first female to represent the Bonnyville-Cold Lake

Mrs. Leskiw currently serves as deputy chair of the Standing Committee
on Private Bills and as a member of the following committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on Legislative Offices
  • Standing
    Committee on Families and Communities
  • Select
    Special Ethics Commissioner Search Committee
  • Advisory
    Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations (chair)
Mrs. Leskiw previously served on the following committees and councils:
  • Standing
    Committee on Resource Stewarship
  • Cabinet
    Policy Committee on Education (chair)
  • Standing
    Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Special
    Standing Committee on Members’ Services
  • Legislative
    Review Committee
  • Select
    Special Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee
Prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, she
taught elementary school for over 30 years. In 1995, she was nominated for an
Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2005 she was honoured with an Alberta
Centennial Award. Very active in her community, Genia has volunteered with
various organizations/associations, including:
  • Kiev’s-K-Hi
    Ukrainian Youth Camp
  • St.
    Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church
  • St.
    Elias Women’s Organization
  • Lakeland
    Ukrainian Association, president
  • Bonnyville
    Bingo Association, board member
  • Teacher/Board
    Liaison Committee
  • Alberta
    Teachers’ Association local school representative
In addition, Mrs. Leskiw is a member of the Bonnyville Ukrainian choir
and her local church choir. In her spare time, Mrs. Leskiw enjoys painting
Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs), working with seniors, camping and traveling.

Mrs. Leskiw lives in Bonnyville with her husband, Ron. They have two
children, David and Lynna.