Wednesday, February 2, 2011

MLA Stephanie Cadieux Member for Surrey-Panorama

Lord, may great grace, be upon this keen vibrant young woman, whose very persona suggests confidence, hope and a keen insight for positive change in our province. She has shown great strength to meet the challenges, an MLA. is faced with daily. We pray, our Father You will grant divine wisdom, to tackle the tasks at hand and bless her greatly with the fruits of her labour. Dear Lord increase Your benefits of grace, to her marriage, their good health, and safety, as she seeks to accomplish what she has set out to do that will greatly benefit the families in her riding, Surrey/Panorama In Your Holy Name we pray! Amen

Stephanie Cadieux was elected MLA for Surrey-Panorama in the 2009 general provincial election.

Stephanie resides as Chair of the Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner, and is also a member of the Select Standing Committees on Health and on Children and Youth and the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Living with a spinal cord injury since a car crash at the age of 18, she became a strong community advocate for programs to assist people with physical disabilities to achieve their goals and regain independence. In 2007, Stephanie worked with 2010 Legacies Now to develop an Accessible Tourism Plan for BC.

Stephanie worked with the BC Paraplegic Association for eight years, most recently as director of marketing and development. She has been an active community volunteer and was the president of Realwheels Society, Ambassador for the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation, as well as a member of the advisory panel and a researcher with International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD).

Stephanie was voted one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40, in 2007.

Stephanie has lived Surrey for seven years with her husband and enjoys sailing and travel.

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