Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MLA: Hon. Stephanie Cadieux - Surrey-Panorama - Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government

Father GOD we ask that over this next season, you would lead Hon. Stephanie Cadieux. We ask that you would grant her wisdom, revelation and complete understanding of all that she oversees. We ask that the time that she needs to fulfill all the tasks that she must complete be given to her supernaturally.  In the midst of her busy schedule we also pray that she would walk in a place of supernatural rest. Amen

Stephanie Cadieux serves as Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government, having been appointed on March 14, 2011. She formerly served as the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Stephanie was elected MLA for Surrey-Panorama in the 2009 general provincial election.

Stephanie resides as chair of the of the Cabinet Committee on Open Government and Engagement. Formerly, she servied on the Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner, and is also a member of Agenda and Priorities Committee, 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 in Surrey for seven years with her husband and enjoys sailing and travel.

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