Heather Stefanson

Heather Stefanson


Heather Stefanson was elected as the MLA for Tuxedo in 2000 and re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2016 and 2019. An investment advisor, Stefanson earned her bachelor of arts from the University of Western Ontario before completing her financial education at the Canadian Securities Institute. She also worked as an advisor in the offices of the prime minister, the federal minister of agriculture, and the provincial minister of education. She and her husband Jason have two children.

Minister's Message

As Manitoba’s Minister of Health and Seniors Care, I am pleased to welcome you to our website, your portal to the programs and services available to ensure Manitobans receive the right health care, in the right place, at the right time.

Our department directs the planning and delivery of quality, sustainable health care services for all Manitobans. We are dedicated to ensuring care practices lead to positive outcomes and promoting healthy lifestyles to prevent disease and foster individual health and well-being.

As you explore this site, you will find information about a variety of important services, including home care, insured health benefits, patient safety, mental health care and regional health authorities. There is insight into finding a family doctor, accessing services to help seniors stay in their homes as long as possible, and much more.

We are working with other levels of government and community organizations to undertake the challenging work of improving the efficiency of our health care system while providing Manitobans with the timely, quality care they deserve. Reducing wait times, recruiting health care professionals and more effectively coordinating mental health care and addiction treatment are just a few of our ongoing initiatives.

We believe the end result of our team effort will be a provincial health care system that achieves better results and better meets the needs of Manitobans, no matter where they live in our province.

Honourable Heather Stefanson
Minister of Health and Seniors Care