Mandate letter

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

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From the Minister

April 17, 2024 | Volunteer

National Volunteer Week shines a spotlight on the selfless individuals who dedicate their time, skills, and passion to making Alberta a great place to live, visit and play.

February 14, 2024 | Government

I encourage Albertans to celebrate the young athletes who are competing and pursuing athletic excellence at the 2024 Alberta Winter Games.

September 22, 2023 | Government

On National Coaches Week, let’s recognize and appreciate the impact of coaches in our communities.


Joseph Schow was sworn in Minister of Tourism and Sport on June 9, 2023. He previously served as House Leader (Minister without portfolio).

Prior to his service as an elected official, Mr. Schow worked as a legislative coordinator with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and as a parliamentary assistant with the House of Commons of Canada. He was self-employed for several years prior to this experience.

Mr. Schow holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian from Dalhousie University and a master’s degree from George Washington University.

His interests and hobbies include spending time with family, attending sporting events, watching movies and reading. Mr. Schow speaks conversational Russian. He and his wife, Nicole, have 3 children.

Joseph Schow was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cardston-Siksika on April 16, 2019 and was re-elected on May 29, 2023.