Ms. Maria Fitzpatrick – MLA for Lethbridge-East

God, please be with MLA Ms. Maria M. Fitzpatrick as she serves the people of
Calgary – Varsity.  Guide her thoughts
and may she know what is best in order to see success and progress for
Albertans.  Give her renewed strength and
good health to continue to carry out her role. 
In Christ’s Name, Amen. 
Maria Fitzpatrick was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta, representing the constituency of Lethbridge-East, on May 5, 2015.

She currently serves as deputy chair of the Standing Committee
on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing and as a member of
the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future.

Prior to her service with the Legislative Assembly she dedicated
over 30 years of her life in the field of corrections. During this time she
spent 20 years within operations serving as a parole officer both in the
institution and the community; as a recreation supervisor, a basic literacy
teacher and acting education co-ordinator; she served federally and with the
territorial government of the Northwest Territories. She finished her career in
corrections working for National Headquarters of the Correctional Service of
Canada working in policy and project management. Maria took a 3 year leave of
absence during her career when she was elected as the regional executive
vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada in the National Capital
 Maria’s work career began as a teacher with the Catholic school board
in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Ms. Fitzpatrick’s extensive community service spans over several
decades and involves participation on several boards and in numerous
associations, including United Way Ottawa, the Public Service Alliance of
Canada and the National Association of Federal Retirees. In addition, she
served as chair of the Lethbridge Regional Women’s Committee, as vice-president
of the Canadian Federation of University Women and as an event organizer with
the Ottawa Regional Women’s Committee. She is also a member of the McKillop
United church choir. Maria actively worked with other volunteers in the
community garden at the Agricultural Research Station in Lethbridge to provide
produce to the Inter-faith food bank since 2013.

Born and educated in Newfoundland, she attended Memorial
University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, between 1966 and 1972 and received a
diploma in education from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia in 1988.

Ms. Fitzpatrick is a well-known proponent of an active
lifestyle. She was named St. John’s female athlete of the year in 1969 and over
the years has coached a number of track and field teams in several

A resident of Lethbridge, she has called Alberta home for close
to 20 years. She has three children.