Jenica Atwin was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Fredericton-Oromocto in 2019 and became the first woman to hold this title. She uses her voice in the House of Commons to represent our community and defend our interests.
She grew up in and around Oromocto and Fredericton. She completed her master’s degree in history at UNB, while working full time as a teacher. It was during this time that she and her husband had their two sons.
In 2023, she was named Chair of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, she is also a member of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations and Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament.
She proudly sponsored bill S-219, An Act Respecting a National Ribbon Skirt Day, which received royal assent in December of 2022 and presented Private Members Bill to ban the use of Glyphosate.
On September 18, 2023, she was officially sworn in as the Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Services. In her words:
“I dreamed of having the chance to make meaningful change on a systemic level and to have the voices of indigenous leadership from our territory heard on the national stage. I am beyond grateful to be able to join the team at Indigenous Services Canada to keep moving forward on realizing true reconciliation.”
Jenica is passionate about addressing the climate and affordability crisis, improving the quality of our health system and fighting for social justice; every day she focuses her work on making our community a better place for all.