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Hon. Mitzi Dean, Esquimalt-Metchosin

Lord God, we pray for the Honourable Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin, with gratitude for her faithful service to her constituency and the province. Please continue to surround her with Your presence, as described in Psalm 139. Use her experience and education to generate new initiatives and innovations for the legislature, especially in her roles as Minister of State for Child Care and chair of the Cabinet Committee on Social Initiatives. Protect Ms. Dean and her family in their daily routines, and may they enjoy a wonderful spring season ahead. We pray this in Jesus’ holy name. 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.