Minister of Seniors
Jeff Johnson was elected to his first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater (formerly Athabasca-Redwater) on March 3, 2008.
On September 15, 2014, Mr. Johnson was appointed Minister of Seniors. In addition to his regular duties as an MLA and the Minister of Seniors, he is the Government of Alberta's Ministerial Liaison to the Canadian Armed Forces, and serves as a member of the Treasury Board and the Government's Operations Committee.
He has previously served as Minister of Education, Minister of Infrastructure, and Minister responsible for the Oil Sands Secretariat and Parliamentary Assistant to the Treasury Board.
In 2014, Jeff was named Chair of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. In this capacity he oversaw the Skills for the Future symposium in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where Education and labour market ministers of Canada met with over 200 key business and labour leaders, academics, representatives of student organizations, and other stakeholders to chart the path forward on aligning education and skills training systems with the evolving needs of Canadian labour markets.
Jeff has experience working in both the financial markets as a futures trading floor pit boss and in building a series of successful small businesses. As owner and president of the largest rural Xerox sales agency in Western Canada, he was recognized as the Xerox Canada Agent of the Year three times and selected to be one of six members appointed to the National Agent Council.
As a former coach and trainer, Jeff has enjoyed working with hockey players at the junior, college and pro levels and learned the importance of mentoring and teamwork.
Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and he continues to remain an active member of his community.
He and his wife, Kim, along with their three young children continue to live in beautiful Athabasca.
December 4, 2014