Appointed to the Saskatchewan Provincial Court in 1976, Raynell Andreychuk played a pivotal role in establishing the first family court in Regina under the jurisdiction of the Provincial Court.
In 1987, Senator Andreychuk was named the Canada’s High Commissioner to Kenya and Uganda, as well as Ambassador to the Comoros Islands and Somalia. Concurrently, Senator Andreychuk was named Canada’s Permanent Representative to three United Nations bodies: the UN Human Rights Commission, the UN Centre for Human settlement (HABITAT), and the UN Environmental Program.
Called to the Senate in 1993, Senator Andreychuk became the first female senator to represent the Province of Saskatchewan. She was instrumental in establishing the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights and served as its Chair from 2001 to 2009, undertaking major studies on International Human Rights machinery, laws and treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child.