Honourable David Dorward

Associate Minister of Aboriginal Relations (Alberta)

THE HON. DAVID C. DORWARD, Associate Minister ofAboriginal Relations (Reporting to the Premier), was elected as the Memberof the Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Gold Bar on April 23, 2012 andcurrently serves as Associate Minister of Aboriginal Relations. He previouslyserved as Deputy Government House Whip and as a member of the Treasury Board.Additionally he has served as deputy chair of the Select Special Conflictsof Interest Act Review Committee, deputy chair of the StandingCommittee on Public Accounts and as a member of the Special Standing Committeeon Members’ Services, the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future andthe Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. Mr. Dorwardhas lived in Edmonton-Gold Bar for more than 50 years. He attended Avonmore,Donnan and Bonnie Doon schools. He is a graduate of the Northern AlbertaInstitute of Technology and the University of Alberta, and was recognized byNAIT as one of its top 50 graduates of the last 50 years. An experiencedChartered Accountant and Certified Management Accountant, Mr. Dorward foundedhis own company, Dorward & Company Chartered Accountants LLP in 1994. In2009 his company was a finalist for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce’s SmallBusiness Owner of the Year Award. Throughout his life Mr. Dorward hascontributed to his community in many ways. He has served on numerous local andprovincial boards, including the Edmonton Epilepsy Association, BasketballAlberta and the Children’s Ability Fund. He founded Edmonton’s SavilleCommunity Sports Centre (GO Centre), the largest community and sport centre ofits type in North America. As well he serves as president of the Edmonton GradsBasketball Centre, the group that operates basketball programming at the GOCentre. In addition to coaching youth basketball for more than 12 years, heorganized the basketball program for many Edmonton-Gold Bar communities. Mr.Dorward has also served as a United Way director of finance and administration.In 2009 he received an honorable mention for the Alberta Outstanding CommunityLeader Award, presented by the then Lieutenant Governor, Norman Kwong. Mr.Dorward and his wife, Janice, are proud to call Edmonton-Gold Bar home. Theyhave four children and 13 grandchildren.