Father, we pray that MLA: Claire Trevena will continue to represent the people of the North Island with the same committment and dedication that she has shown to this point. Continue to surround her with those who will support and encourage her as she fulfills her mandate as opposition critic for Children and Family Development. May she also realize how much her efforts are appreciated by those she serves. Give her a renewed sense of strength, purpose and vision as the New Year approaches. 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.