Ed Stelmach has a long record of public and community service. Between his five terms as an MLA from Vegreville to his leadership as premier of Alberta, he held four cabinet posts as minister of agriculture, infrastructure, transportation, and international and intergovernmental relations. During his time as premier, he was instrumental in crafting the faith-based sector’s master agreement with government, and he helped navigate various agreements and legislation as Catholic health care made the transition from the founding Sisters’ leadership to the current structure.
Ed was inducted as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2020. He has also received an honorary doctor of laws from the University of Alberta, an honorary bachelor of business administration from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, an honorary bachelor of business administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and an honorary bachelor of applied business from Lakeland College.