As part of a far-reaching cabinet shuffle announced today, Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for Surrey-Panorama, was appointed as Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
Minister Cadieux serves on the Agenda and Priorities Cabinet Committee as well as 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. Previously, she chaired the Special Committee to Appoint an Information and Privacy Commissioner.
Minister Cadieux’s official bio states that she has a background in marketing and personal finance, and worked as a market analyst and an entrepreneur. Prior to being elected, she served as the Director of Marketing and Development for the BC Paraplegic Association and Manager of Accessibility for 2010 Legacies Now. Her leadership and resourcefulness led her to be voted one of Business in Vancouver's Top 40 Under 40 for 2007.
Minister Cadieux has also long been involved in volunteerism and non-profit organizations. 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.
Former Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Kevin Krueger is now Minister of Social Development.