Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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

Lord God of all the heavens, we come to You in prayer for MLA: Hon. Stephanie Cadieux.  Lord, it is with humble hearts that we pray for leaders in these turbulent times.  We ask that You would help  MLA: Cadieux in her quest to be all that You would have her be in her portfolio of Minister of Social Development and representing the people of this amazing province.  Please give her confidence in all the possibilities of her leadership. May she be renewed with encouragement from her colleagues, staff, friends and family.  Jesus, we ask that Your blessing will be on her and her house for this new year. Keep her safe as she travels and is away from her husband. In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Stephanie Cadieux serves as Minister of Social Development, having been appointed on September 26, 2011. She formerly served as the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government. 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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