Dear Lord. Thank you for the Honourable Mark Docherty. We pray that you would alert him to areas that need his direct attention. May he have an uncanny ability to intuitively sense where to focus his inquiry, and a capacity to ask just the right question to cut through the haze and get to the heart of the matter. Give him a great summer that is both refreshing and inspiring. Amen.
Mark was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature as the MLA for Regina Coronation Park in 2011.
In June 2014, he was appointed as Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission. Mark previously served as the Legislative Secretary for disabilities and was a member of the human services caucus policy and standing committees, the committee on priorities and planning and served on the Cabinet committee for creative industries.
Mark has worked in a number of different roles including, director of immigration settlement, director of Dales House, supervisor for health, team leader at Paul Dojack Youth Centre and as clinical director of Leading Thunderbird Lodge; a youth treatment centre for File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council.
Additionally, Mark is a founding board member of Street Culture Kidz Project and has served on the board of the North Central Community Association.
Mark has earned three degrees – a Bachelor of Science through Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, a Bachelor of Human Justice from University of Regina, majoring in human rights and a Masters of Social Work, also from U of R. His interest in education has led Mark to teach Kawacatoose LPN students and youth care workers for SIAST and several courses at the University of Regina.
Mark has also represented Saskatchewan at the provincial and national levels in team handball, rugby, and lacrosse. He has competed in triathlons around the world and is a three-time finisher of the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championships.