Mitzi Dean

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Mitzi Dean
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Minister of Children and Family Development of British Columbia
Assumed office
November 26, 2020
PremierJohn Horgan
David Eby
Preceded byKatrine Conroy
Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity of British Columbia
In office
February 15, 2018 – November 26, 2020
Preceded byposition established
Succeeded byGrace Lore
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Esquimalt-Metchosin
Assumed office
May 9, 2017
Preceded byMaurine Karagianis
Personal details
Born1968/1969 (age 53–54)
Sevenoaks, England
Political partyNew Democratic Party
Residence(s)Metchosin, British Columbia
Alma materRoyal Roads University

Mitzi Jayne Dean is a British-Canadian non-profit administrator and politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2017 provincial election.[1] She represents the electoral district of Esquimalt-Metchosin as a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party caucus.[1] She is currently Minister for the Ministry of Children and Family Development.[2]

Dean was appointed as the province's Parliamentary Secretary of the newly created Gender Equity Secretariat, in the Ministry of Finance, in February 2018 by Premier John Horgan.[3]

Prior to her election, Dean was appointed the executive director for Pacific Centre Family Services in 2007,[4] having moved to Victoria from England in 2005.

In the UK, Dean served in a fundraising role as a national development manager for children's services with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She was born in Sevenoaks, England[5] and worked in fundraising and development in organizations offering child protection social work and community-based social services across Great Britain for more than 20 years.

In 2014, Dean received a certificate in executive study for six months of online part-time study at Royal Roads University.[6]

Electoral record[edit]

2020 British Columbia general election: Esquimalt-Metchosin
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
New Democratic Mitzi Dean 15,070 59.32 +13.07 $36,746.64
Green Andy MacKinnon 6,140 24.17 −0.64 $9,644.51
Liberal RJ Senko 3,940 15.51 −12.11 $16,844.69
Independent Desta McPherson 254 1.00 $1,062.36
Total valid votes 25,404 100.00
Total rejected ballots    
Registered voters
Source: Elections BC[7][8]
2017 British Columbia general election: Esquimalt-Metchosin
Party Candidate Votes % Expenditures
New Democratic Mitzi Dean 11,816 46.25 $65,033
Liberal Barb Desjardins 7,055 27.62 $52,675
Green Andy MacKinnon 6,339 24.81 10,290
Libertarian Josh Steffler 171 0.67 $200
Independent Delmar Martay 102 0.40 $475
Communist Tyson Riel Strandlund 65 0.25 $0
Total valid votes 25,548 100.00
Total rejected ballots 84 0.33
Turnout 25,632 65.88
Registered voters 38,909
Source: Elections BC[9][10]


  1. ^ a b NDP's Mitzi Dean cruises to comfortable victory in Esquimalt-Metchosin. Times Colonist May 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Honourable Mitzi Dean | BC Gov News".
  3. ^ "Premier John Horgan appoints Mitzi Dean as Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity". Office of the Premier of BC. February 15, 2018. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "About Us". June 2, 2011.
  5. ^[bare URL]
  6. ^ Pacific Centre Family Services
  7. ^ "2020 Provincial General Election Final Voting Results". Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  8. ^ "Election Financing Reports". Elections BC. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  9. ^ "2017 Provincial General Election - Statement of Votes" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved January 23, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Election Financing Reports". Elections BC. Retrieved September 12, 2020.