Anne Kang was elected as the MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake in May 2017 and re-elected in October 2020. Anne is the Minister of Municipal Affairs, having previously served as Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. She is also Chair of the Appointment Orders Committee, a member of the Legislative Review Committee and the Cabinet Committee on Social Initiatives.
She immigrated to British Columbia as a child and has lived in Burnaby for over 30 years. She has been an active community volunteer since the age of 8.
Anne was a three-term Burnaby City Councillor before becoming an MLA and has been a leader in many organizations that build community and support those who are vulnerable. Anne’s commitment to community was recognized when she was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 for her contribution to Canada.
Anne has a passion for life-long learning. She completed her post-secondary education at UBC, receiving a Bachelor of Music, a Bachelor of Education – Elementary, a Diploma in Special Education – Learning Disability, a Master’s degree in Special Education – Gifted and Creative Learner, and completed two levels of Montessori Certification. Before being elected MLA of Burnaby-Deer Lake, Anne was a music teacher in the Burnaby school system.
Anne grew up, lives and works in Burnaby. She has two young children who attend public school in Burnaby.