Heather Sweet was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Manning, on May 5, 2015. On March 9, 2016, she was elected as the Deputy Chair of Committees.
She previously served as chair of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities and as member of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Ms. Sweet worked for over a decade as a registered social worker. From 2005 to 2015 she worked in child protection services, focusing on high-risk youth, and previous to this, she worked for a year with the Metis Child and Family Services Society.
She was a member of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees’ Committee on Political Action and served as chapter chair for Edmonton and Area Human Services workers.
Active in her community, Ms. Sweet has volunteered at the Vancouver Olympics and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and with FIFA Edmonton.
She was recently honoured to be among those selected to attend the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference in 2015.