« Heavenly Father, it is a blessing to bring Esquimalt – Metchosen MLA and Minister of Children and Family Development the Honourable Mitzi Dean before you in prayer with thanksgiving. As the Minister of Children and Family Development, she is privy to the great needs for our children represented in the province and we ask you to grant her your wisdom and discernment in these challenging times. Please provide all that is needed for Mrs. Dean and her family, to have quality rest and relaxation during their daily routines. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. »
Mitzi Dean was elected as MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin in 2017 and again in 2020. Mitzi is the Minister of children and family development. Before moving to the Victoria area in 2005, Mitzi Dean served as a national development manager for children’s services with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the U.K.’s largest child protection charity. Mitzi grew up in southeast England and worked in child protection social work and community-based social services across Great Britain for more than 20 years. She also volunteered at a Romanian orphanage and a transition house in the U.K. providing refuge for women experiencing relationship violence. As executive director of the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, Mitzi oversaw a team that every year helped 1,600 women, children, families, seniors and men impacted by trauma, violence and mental health challenges. Mitzi lives in Metchosin with her partner and seven-year-old daughter.