Dominique Vien holds a Bachelor's degree from the Université Laval with a major in Communications and complementary courses in Law and History. She is the mother of a young adult boy.
Ms. Vien worked for 10 years at Radio-Bellechasse as journalist, Bureau Chief, and Director of Programming, while also working as a journalist for CBV Radio-Canada. She was also a Rural development advisor for the Solidarité rurale du Québec and worked for the Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec as a Communications Consultant.
Elected as Member of Parliament for Bellechasse for the first time in 2003, she was Parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Culture and Communications up to 2007.
After Bellechasse constituents gave her a new vote of confidence in 2008, Dominique Vien held the position of Minister of Government Services and eventually became Minister of Social Services in August 2010.
Re-elected in 2012, Dominique Vien is the Official opposition critic for communications and for local and community medias until the last general elections of April 7h, 2014, where she's elected once again.
Very involved, Dominique Vien was the first woman elected President of the Optimist's Club of Lac-Etchemin; a position she held for ten years. She was also simultaneously Secretary-Treasurer of the CLD des Etchemins, Administrator of the Fondation Sac-o-dos, Honorary Co-Chair of the Casino-night for the Comité de restauration de la rivière Etchemin, Honorary President of the Salon communautaire des Etchemins and Vice-Chair of the Comité culturel de l’auditorium de la Polyvalente des Appalaches. She also chaired the advisory board – Project Manager for the project “À égalité pour decider” of the Réseau des groupes de femmes de Chaudière-Appalaches with the objective of promoting the involvement of women in politics.