Marie Renaud has built her career in government as MLA for St. Albert on the principle of protecting the most vulnerable members of her community. She also serves as the NDP Critic for both Community & Social Services and Francophone Issues
Marie’s commitment to building a strong and inclusive community is reflected in her work both in and out of the legislature and out. Before becoming an MLA, Marie devoted herself to improving the quality of life of developmentally challenged Albertans. She served for 15 years as the executive director of the Lo-Se-Ca Foundation, a nonprofit organization that gives housing and supports to adults with developmental disabilities.
Marie also volunteered with a number of organizations throughout her career, including the Handicapped Housing Society of Alberta, the Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre, and the Alberta Avenue Business Revitalization Zone. She has on sat various public committees including the Rehabilitation Practitioner Advisory Committee for MacEwan University and the St. Albert Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee.
Her prolific work with nonprofit organizations earned her a Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for Social Innovation in the Prairies region in 2013.
Marie holds a university certificate in counseling women from the women's and gender studies department at the University of Alberta as well as a diploma in community disability studies from MacEwan University.