Yvonne Fritz was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as the Member for Calgary-Cross in 1993 and was elected for her sixth term on April 23, 2012. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Families and Communities.
In addition to her duties as a Member, she served as chair of the Standing Committee on Public Health and Safety during the 27th Legislature and more recently as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
Previously she served as Minister of Children and Youth Services. In her capacity as Minister of Children and Youth Services, she worked with families and communities to provide nurturing, safe environments for children and youth. In addition to her ministerial appointment, she served as a member of the Agenda and Priorities Committee.
Initially named to Cabinet in 2004, Mrs. Fritz served as Minister of Seniors and Community Supports, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development in 2007 and Minister of the newly-created Housing and Urban Affairs in 2008.
Prior to serving as a Minister of the Crown, Mrs. Fritz served as the Chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Managing Growth Pressures, as a member of Treasury Board and chaired both the Alberta Multicultural Commission and the Women’s Breast Cancer Screening Council. She also sponsored three Private Members’ Bills, including a bill for mandatory bicycle helmet use for children and teenagers.
From 1988 until 1993, Mrs. Fritz served as a City of Calgary Alderman in Ward 5, one of Canada’s largest civic ridings.
Prior to seeking elected office, Mrs. Fritz worked as a registered nurse at Calgary General Hospital for over 20 years.
As a long-time resident of Calgary-Cross, Mrs. Fritz is an active member in local associations and a strong advocate for volunteerism and community involvement.
She is married to Lanny; they have two grown children.
March 18, 2013