Minister Sawhney was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Calgary-North East.

Sawhney is a mother of four, an activist, an engaged community volunteer and a senior professional in the Oil and Gas industry. Born and raised in NE Calgary, Sawhney is a first generation Canadian, the daughter of parents who immigrated from India. Rajan attended the University of Calgary, earning a degree in Economics and Political Science as well as an MBA.

Sawhney has worked in the oil patch for well over twenty years in a variety of different roles in economics and business development. Prior to her election, she served as the Vice President of Business Development for Fracture Modeling Inc.

As an active volunteer, Sawhney is passionate about community engagement initiatives. She has played a key role in leadership with several non-profit organizations and has also spearheaded several programs and events designed to spread awareness and raise funds for worthy causes. For her community engagement work, Rajan was recognized as a Community Builder by the YWCA for Canada 150.

Rajan Sawhney was appointed as Alberta’s Minister of Community and Social Services on April 30, 2019.