Audrey Gordon was elected as the MLA for Southdale on September 10, 2019. She is the first-ever black MLA to be sworn in during the 42nd general election in Manitoba. Since January 5, 2021 she serves as Minister of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery.
Prior to her role as MLA, she served as Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s Home Care Program, which provides services to 15,000 clients at any one time and employs 4,500 staff. Over the course of her career with the WRHA, Audrey has successfully implemented numerous projects ranging from child health to long-term care, which improved the delivery of health care services in the region.
Prior to joining the WRHA, Audrey worked for the Manitoba Government for 25 years, and held positions in several government departments including Special Assistant to the Minister of Health, Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Labour and Immigration and Director of the Multiculturalism Secretariat. She holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree (Dean’s List), a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Certificate in Change Management and Certificate in Applied Counselling.
From coaching mini soccer to serving on several health and long-term care organization boards to volunteering with Siloam Mission and the Arthur Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, Audrey is committed to building capacity in communities through volunteerism.
Audrey is the mother of two sons and, together with her husband Winston of 33 years, co-owns a transportation company. She is proud to be Southdale’s voice as part of a strong, united PC team that is working hard to build a stronger and more vibrant Manitoba.