Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the Member for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville on April 16, 2019.
On October 24, 2022, Ms. Armstrong-Homeniuk was sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary for Ukrainian Refugee Settlement. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Families and Communities, the Select Special Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner Search Committee, Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing, and Alberta’s Economic Future, and Public Accounts.
She previously served as the Associate Minister of Status of Women.
She was inspired to run for office, concerned about the direction the province was heading and her desire to make a difference. Ms. Armstrong-Homeniuk was a small-business owner at the time and a long-term resident of her riding. She and her husband have raised two children in the community and are proud to call east-central Alberta home.
In the first session of the 30th Legislature, she sponsored Bill 201, Protection of Students with Life-threatening Allergies Act. It was the first private members’ bill passed in the 30th Legislature and received unanimous consent.
Ms. Armstrong-Homeniuk is chair of the government Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations and the Skilled Trades Caucus. She is also a member of the Skills for Jobs Task Force and two regional caucuses. Her extensive business background and her grasp of Ukrainian culture make her an ideal member of the council. She also was appointed to the Premier’s Council on Charities and Civil Society and is part of several government working groups.
She believes in education and has taken many economic development and business courses. She attended postsecondary studies at Grant MacEwan University and the University of Calgary. She is a journeyman hairstylist and has owned and operated a salon for approximately 34 years. She also has experience in the insurance industry.
Before being elected, Ms. Armstrong-Homeniuk was active in her community. A volunteer and philanthropist, she has worked with several charitable and nonprofit organizations, such as local food banks, rotary clubs and chambers of commerce. She has shared her knowledge and time with many other organizations as well. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors and with her family.
She was the 914th Member sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.