Children and Family Development
Honourable Mitzi Dean
Mitzi Dean was first elected as MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin in May 2017. In the last term of government, she served as Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity.
Before moving to the Victoria area in 2005, Mitzi Dean was a national development manager for children’s services with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the U.K.’s largest child protection charity.
Mitzi grew up in southeast England and worked in child protection social work and community-based social services across Great Britain for more than 20 years. She also volunteered at a Romanian orphanage and a transition house in the UK providing refuge for women experiencing relationship violence.
As executive director of the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, Mitzi oversaw a team that helped 1,600 women, children, families, seniors and men every year impacted by trauma, violence and mental health challenges. Her leadership helped launch a 15,000 sq. ft. Centre for Wellbeing – part of a development that includes about 100 units of new affordable housing.
She lives in Metchosin with her partner and daughter.