Danielle Larivee, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake and Minister of Children's Services
Friend of Northern Lakes College Award 2017 Recipient
Danielle Larivee was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as the Member for the constituency of Lesser Slave Lake on May 5, 2015. She was sworn in as Minister of Children’s Services on January 19, 2017. Prior to that she had served, since October 2015, as Minister of Municipal Affairs.
She previously served as a member 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.
Before serving with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Ms. Larivee worked for over 17 years as a registered nurse with Alberta Health Services. During this time she also spent two years working in home care for the Driftpile First Nation and two years as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) instructor with Northern Lakes College.
An active member of her community, she served as treasurer for her local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) from 2013 to 2015, as chair of the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Wellness Advisory Committee from 2014 to 2015 and as president of local 315 of the United Nurses of Alberta from 2011 to 2015.
Ms. Larivee holds a bachelor of science in midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah and a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Alberta. She also is an alumnus of the TUXIS Parliament of Alberta.
Ms. Larivee, together with her three children, resides in Slave Lake, a place that she has called home for over 35 years, and community abundant with rivers and lakes that she enjoys kayaking whenever she has the opportunity.