Stephanie Cadieux was first elected MLA for Surrey-Panorama in 2009, MLA for Surrey-Coverdale in 2013, and re-elected as MLA for Surrey South in 2017 and 2020. She currently serves as Caucus Chair and Official Opposition Critic for Gender Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion.
Cadieux is an enthusiastic diversity change leader, passionate about creating environments where people with disabilities and women can thrive and contribute. She believes building a world where everyone is welcome and talents are embraced, enriches our society and helps us make better decisions.
Most recently she served as the Official Opposition Critic for ICBC, prior roles included Critic for Finance and Advanced Education. She was a member of the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations and served as deputy chair of the Committees to appoint the Representative for Children and Youth and the Human Rights Commissioner.
During her first eight years in government, Stephanie served as Minister of Children and Family Development, Minister of Social Development, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, and Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government.
Prior to politics, Cadieux worked with SCI-BC as director of marketing and development and was Manager of Accessibility for 2010 Legacies Now. She has been an active community volunteer and was the president of Realwheels Theatre Society, a member of the advisory panel with International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), and a mentor with the YWCA. She was named one of the Vancouver Sun’s 100 Most Influential Women in 2010 and was one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 in 2007.