Ms. Debbie Jabbour – MLA for Peace River

we are thankful today for our public servants and recognize today MLA Ms.
Debbie Jabbour. Encourage her as she seeks to bring changes that will improve
the quality of life for the residents of Peace River and bring about changes
for all the people of Alberta. May she experience your peace, health and
well-being to continue to serve in her important role in our legislature. Amen

Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees

Debbie Jabbour was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta, representing the constituency of Peace River, on May 5, 2015. On June
11, 2015, she was elected Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees.

She currently serves as a member of the Special Standing
Committee on Members’ Services. She previously served as a member of the
Standing Committee on Legislative Offices.

Prior to serving as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, she
worked as a mental health specialist for 10 years with Almasana Creative
Wellness as well as with Alberta Health Services in the year prior to her
During this same time period she also worked as an analyst with
Alberta Health, financial accountability and as a Hansard input editor with the Alberta
Legislative Assembly. Prior to that, she worked in administrative roles, as a
freelance writer and as a professional musician.

Born in Edmonton, Ms. Jabbour currently resides in High Level.
Her grandparents on both sides came to Canada in the early 1900s. With the
exception of two years in Central America Ms. Jabbour has called Alberta home
her entire life.

She received her master of counselling in 2010 from the
University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University. In
2003 she received her bachelor of arts with a major in psychology and
communications. She also holds a certificate in career counselling and is a
provisional psychologist.

In her spare time Ms. Jabbour volunteers in her community with
the Chinchaga Adult Learning Centre and as an actor with the High Level Theatre

Jabbour enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is also
interested in theatre, music, travel, reading and research.