Danielle Larivee is the MLA for Lesser Slave Lake, where she lives with her three children. She is Alberta’s Minister of Children’s Services and Status of Women.
Danielle grew up in Slave Lake, and returned there after graduating to work and raise a growing family. Her experiences as a mom, registered nurse and community member for over three decades inspired her to run for public office in 2015.
As Minister of Children’s Services, Danielle has led A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow, Alberta’s public action plan to improve the child intervention system, which was developed in close collaboration with Indigenous leaders. She also worked closely with survivors of the Sixties Scoop to set the stage for a public apology, delivered by Premier Rachel Notley in the Legislature on May 28, 2018. Danielle is Alberta’s champion for a $25-a-day child care pilot program, currently available at 122 non-profit child care centres across Alberta.
Danielle previously served as Minister of Municipal Affairs, leading recovery efforts following the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016. She also helped modernize Alberta’s Municipal Government Act, Alberta’s second-largest piece of legislation, which affects how communities are governed, funded and developed. She co-chaired Alberta’s Mental Health Review Committee, helping provide a roadmap for strengthening services for Albertans with mental illness and addictions.
When she’s not doorknocking, Danielle enjoys kayaking, running and doing anything she can to spend time outdoors in beautiful lakeside country.