Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MLA: Hon. Stephanie Cadieux - Surrey-Panorama - Minister of Social Development

Father we thank You for MLA: Hon. Stephanie Cadieux. We thank You that You have called her by name and appointed her for just such a time as this. We pray that Your unmerited favour and blessing would cover not only her but also all of her family and the many duties, tasks and projects that she puts her hands to. We thank You that she will have many divine appointments with those strategic people that will assist her in fulfilling the vision that You have given to her. As she goes forward, we ask that You would give her a spirit of wisdom and revelation as she enters into this next season of her life. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ.  

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

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