Heavenly Father, we bring MLA: Claire Trevena before You. Thank You for her commitment and service to the people in her constituency and the province of British Columbia. We are blessed to have someone with her experience and background working to make our province a better place to live. Be with her as she travels, keep her safe and help the time she spends in travel become opportunities for her to interact with and learn about the people that she serves. Help her to see with fresh eyes the needs of her community and the ways that she can best use her skills and knowledge to represent those communities in the legislature. Grant her wisdom Lord. Bless her with health and prosperity in the coming year. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Claire Trevena was first elected in May 2005 and was re-elected on May 12, 2009.
Claire serves as opposition critic for Children and Family Development.
Claire is a former journalist, community activist and human rights worker.
In the early 1990s, Claire came to Canada as the BBC's Canadian correspondent.
Awarded the Canadian Civilian Peacekeeping Medal, she's worked on democratic development projects overseas and in Canada.
Claire was an active trade unionist in her professional life. Since moving to BC she has been involved in a number of community initiatives, including a weekly community kitchen on Quadra Island as well as various environmental initiatives.
She was elected to the board of the Quadra Community Association and held a seat on the Regional District of Comox Strathcona Regional Area J Advisory Planning Committee.
Prior to the 2005 election, Claire ran a small communications business on Quadra Island with her husband, Mike McIvor.