Annie McKitrick was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sherwood Park on May 5, 2015. On October 17, 2017, she was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education.
She currently serves as a member of the standing committees on Private Bills, the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and Families and Communities. She previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on Alberta's Economic Future.
Originally from France, Ms. McKitrick came to Canada to attend McGill University where she obtained a bachelor of science (Ecology). Ms. McKitrick has a master's degree in education and a diploma in public-sector management from the University of Victoria.
Ms. McKitrick has spent close to 40 years working with all levels of government, postsecondary institutions and not-for-profit organizations.
Prior to her election, Ms. McKitrick operated her own consulting practice, specializing in diversity, organizational development and strategic planning. Her work includes social planning, community development and volunteer and board development.
She previously worked as a social planner for Strathcona County, acting manager of social development for the city of Williams Lake, British Columbia, and as manager of a national research institute at the University of Victoria.
Ms. McKitrick also has extensive international experience, having worked as a researcher with a grant from the Canadian International Development Agency in Kyrgyzstan, as a co-ordinator for income generating projects in Thailand and for a nongovernmental organization responsible for refugee and community development programs in Southeast Asia.
From 1996 until 2005 Ms. McKitrick was a school trustee and chair of the Richmond school board in Richmond, British Columbia.
An active member of the community, Ms. McKitrick has volunteered much of her time and skills to numerous organizations over the past 25 years. In recent years she has volunteered with the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and the Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club.
Ms. McKitrick is an avid cross-country skier and cyclist and was the cycling co-chair at the 2014 Canada 55+ Games, held in Strathcona County.
She is fluent in French and speaks intermediate Thai and is also a passionate purveyor of local and fair trade foods.
Ms. McKitrick and her husband, Greg, have two children, both now adults, whom they adopted from an orphanage in Thailand.
December 14, 2017