Heavenly Father, thank you for MLA Nancy Allen. Thank you for her gifts, her abilities and the broad and diverse experience that has prepared her for service and leadership within our province. We pray that You would bless Nancy abundantly today! Grant her wisdom and insight so that she can effectively represent and serve her constituents in St. Vital. Bless her family, her staff and those that surround her today.
In Jesus Name, Amen
- First elected in 1999
- Served in cabinet from 2003 to 2013
- Avid supporter of education, entrepreneurship and environmental issues
Nancy Allan was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1999 as
the MLA for St. Vital and re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. In November
2003, she was appointed the Minister of Labour and Immigration,
Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, the Workers Compensation
Board, and Status of Women. In November 2009, Nancy was appointed the
Minister of Education under Premier Greg Selinger where she served until
Prior to 2003, she was a member of the Legislative Assembly
Management Commission and participated on the Task Force for Graduated
Drivers Licenses. Nancy also served as the Legislative Assistant to the
Minister of Education and Youth, and to the Minister of Culture,
Heritage and Tourism.
Nancy served as a school trustee in the Norwood School Division and
as Chair of the St. Boniface School Division Finance Committee. She was
on the Amalgamation Steering Committee for the Norwood and St. Boniface
School Divisions, which amalgamated in 1998.
Prior to being elected, she managed Nancy Allan Associates, which
provided fund development and strategic planning services to small
businesses and non-profit organizations. Her experience as a business
owner and expertise in the non-profit sector gave her the opportunity to
work with many community organizations.
Nancy was the Director of Development for the Canadian Diabetes
Association and also served as the Executive Director of the Manitoba
Motion Picture Industries Association. She was Chair of the Board of the
Winnipeg International Children’s Festival and received a Premier’s
Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to this organization. She
also taught two Continuing Education courses at the University of
Winnipeg on fund development.
In her community, Nancy has fostered relationships with daycares,
tenant associations, seniors, youth, business organizations and the
intersectoral social agencies. She has also implemented and supported a
Drug Awareness Working Group, which works in the community to develop
youth programming. Nancy is involved with environmental issues within
the community and is proud of the work done by Save Our Seine and Bishop
Nancy and her husband have two children.