The Honourable Audrey Gordon was elected as the MLA for Southdale on September 10, 2019, and made history as the first Black MLA to be sworn-in as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. With her appointment as Minister of Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery, she has made history once again as Manitoba’s first Black cabinet minister.

As an MLA, she served as a member of Treasury Board, the Gender Based Violence Committee of Cabinet, and the Legislative Assembly Management Committee.

Before her election to the Legislature, Minister Gordon served as Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and oversaw the implementation of numerous projects that improved the delivery of health care services in the region.

Prior to joining the WRHA, Minister Gordon worked for the Government of Manitoba for 25 years in several departments including Health, Labour and Immigration, and the Multiculturalism Secretariat. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, an MBA, and Certificates in Change Management and Applied Counselling.

Minister Gordon was born in Jamaica and is a long-time resident of Winnipeg. She and her husband Winston are the proud parents of two sons.