Nancy Allan was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature in 1999 as the MLA for St. Vital and re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. In November 2003, she was appointed the Minister of Labour and Immigration, Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, the Workers Compensation Board, and Status of Women. In November 2009, Nancy was appointed the Minister of Education under Premier Greg Selinger. Prior to joining Cabinet in 2003, she was a member of the Legislative Assembly Management Committee and participated on the Task Force for Graduated Drivers Licenses. Nancy also served as the Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Education and Youth, and to the Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism.
Nancy served as a school trustee in the Norwood School Division and as Chair of the St. Boniface School Division Finance Committee. She was on the Amalgamation Steering Committee for the Norwood and St. Boniface School Divisions, which amalgamated in 1998.
Prior to being elected, she managed Nancy Allan Associates, which provided fund development and strategic planning services to small businesses and non-profit organizations. Her experience as a business owner and expertise in the non-profit sector gave her the opportunity to work with many community organizations.
Nancy was the Director of Development for the Canadian Diabetes Association and also served as the Executive Director of the Manitoba Motion Picture Industries Association. She was Chair of the Board of the Winnipeg International Children's Festival and received a Premier's Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to this organization. She also taught two Continuing Education courses at the University of Winnipeg on fund development.
In her community, Nancy has fostered relationships with daycares, tenant associations, seniors, youth, business organizations and the intersectoral social agencies. She has also implemented and supported a Drug Awareness Working Group, which works in the community to develop youth programming. Nancy is involved with environmental issues within the community and is proud of the work done by Save Our Seine and Bishop Grandin Greenway.
Nancy and her husband have two children.