On September 21, 2009, Danielle Chartier was elected MLA for Saskatoon Riversdale in a by-election resulting from the retirement of former MLA Lorne Calvert, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2016. 

Danielle is a third-generation resident of the Saskatoon Riversdale constituency.

Originally trained as a journalist, Danielle has worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, as well as weekly newspapers and monthly magazines.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Regina, she worked for the Saskatchewan Department of Labour’s Work and Family Unit for nearly three years. Currently she is completing a Master of Public Administration degree through the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

She has also worked on projects for a number of community organizations including the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, Catholic Family Services of Saskatoon and the Children’s Discovery Museum on the Saskatchewan.

Danielle has two daughters.