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Stephanie Cadieux

The Honourable
Stephanie Cadieux
MLA for Surrey-Panorama
In office
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Marvin Hunt
MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale
Assumed office
Preceded by Kevin Falcon
Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
of British Columbia
In office
October 25, 2010 – March 14, 2011
Premier Gordon Campbell
Preceded by Ben Stewart
Succeeded by Ida Chong
Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government of British Columbia
In office
March 14, 2011 – September 26, 2011
Premier Christy Clark
Succeeded by Margaret MacDiarmid
Minister of Social Development of British Columbia
Assumed office
September 26, 2011
Premier Christy Clark
Preceded by Harry Bloy
Personal details
Political party BC Liberal

Stephanie Cadieux is a Canadian politician, who was elected as a BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2009 provincial election, representing the riding of Surrey-Panorama. After the 2013 provincial election, Cadieux was elected in the riding of Surrey-Cloverdale. She is currently the Minister of Children and Family Development, having previously served as Minister of Social Development, Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Cadieux currently chairs the Cabinet Committee on Open Government and Engagement and is a member of the Cabinet Priorities and Planning Committee. She is also a member of the Select Standing Committees on Health and on Children and Youth, and a former member of the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Cadieux, formerly the director of marketing and development for the BC Paraplegic Association, has been a wheelchair user since a car accident at age 18.[1] She is the second wheelchair user, following Doug Mowat, ever elected to the provincial legislature.

Before her life in public office, she served as the director of marketing and development for the BC Paraplegic Association and manager of accessibility for 2010 Legacies Now Society. Her leadership and resourcefulness led her to be voted one of Business in Vancouver's Top 40 Under 40 for 2007.

She has also long demonstrated her commitment to volunteerism and non-profit organizations, whether in her community or beyond. She has served as President of the Realwheels Society; Ambassador for the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation; a researcher and member of the advisory panel for the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), a member of the Diversity Advisory Committee for Global BC and as a mentor with the YWCA.

She has traveled extensively including Europe, Central America, Africa and North America, some of which has been as a delegate for international development work with people with disabilities in developing countries.


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  • Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for Surrey-Panorama

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