Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Culture outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Key information

  • Funding community-building projects

    • The Community Initiatives Program provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta.
    • Find all funding opportunities for projects in the areas of arts, culture, community, heritage, recreation, sport, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Supporting Alberta’s Francophonie

    • The French Policy Action Plan identifies steps the Government of Alberta is taking to enhance services in French.
    • The Alberta Advisory Council on the Francophonie advises on the implementation and evaluation of the French Policy. The council also ensures that the diversity of the Albertan French-speaking community is represented in decision-making.
  • Reducing gender discrimination

In focus

Supports to help grow your career, access health services, respond to gender-based violence and participate in your community.

Stabilize Program

The Stabilize Program will provide one-time grant funding to support live experience presenting and performing arts, sport and rodeo organizations so they can continue to operate and reopen when it is safe to do so.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is continuing to share stories about their work and collection online so you can visit the #MuseumFromHome.

Affordability Action Plan

Taking quick, effective action to cut costs and deliver relief to help families, businesses and vulnerable Albertans.


Minister Luan was elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Calgary-Foothills on April 16, 2019. He previously served as an MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood (2012 to 2015).

Jason and his wife, Ms. Fengying Zhang, have been married for 37 years and together have 2 daughters. Graduating from the University of Calgary with a Master of Social Work in 1990, he has dedicated his career to public service, promoting healthy families, strong communities, and economic prosperity. He served in a variety of roles in provincial and municipal governments including as a child protection worker, a social planner, a manager and as a senior counsellor.

Luan has also managed funding for non-profit social service agencies for over 20 years. He co-chaired the Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary (2006 to 2012) and served on the Calgary Council on Mental Health and Addictions (2017 to 2018). He is proud to have made a difference in many lives throughout his professional and community services. He received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2022.

Jason Luan was appointed as the Minister of Culture on October 24, 2022. He previously served as Associate Minister for Mental Health and Addictions (2019 to 2021) and Minister of Community and Social Services (2021 to 2022).