Minister of Culture
Honourable Jason Luan was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Calgary-Foothills on April 16, 2019.
On October 24, 2022, Mr. Luan was sworn in as Minister of Culture. He previously served as Minister of Community and Social Services and Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions.
He previously served as MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood from 2012 to 2015.
Mr. Luan holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Calgary and has dedicated his career to public service, promoting healthy families and strong communities. Prior to being elected, Mr. Luan served in a variety of roles in the provincial and municipal government, including child protection worker, social planner and manager and senior counsellor. Prior to this, he managed funding for nonprofit social service agencies for over 20 years.
Active in his community, Mr. Luan has co-chaired the Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary and served on the Calgary Council for Addiction and Mental Health. In 2012 he was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for community services.
Mr. Luan and his wife, Fengying Zhang, have two daughters, Kailie Luan, a resident pediatric neurologist, and Linshia Luan, an investment banker in New York. His hobbies include golfing, badminton, photography and hiking.
October 24, 2022