Stephanie Cadieux, Chief Accessibility Officer

Stephanie Cadieux is a change leader with more than 15 years of experience in planning and leadership roles. In that time, she has worked as an advocate for diversity, accessibility, and disability inclusion.

Her 4-year appointment as the Government of Canada’s first Chief Accessibility Officer began on May 2, 2022.

Before her appointment, Ms. Cadieux was a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 2009 to 2022. She was the Minister of Children and Family Development from 2012 to 2017. Between 2010 and 2012, she held various positions, including Minister of Social Development, Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government, and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Before she became engaged in provincial politics, Ms. Cadieux was the director of marketing and public relations for the BC Paraplegic Association from 2004 until 2009. She was also the provincial peer coordinator for this organization from 2001 until 2004.

Ms. Cadieux is a member of the disability community. She has used a wheelchair since the age of 18. Her lived experience allows her to have a deep understanding of the accessibility issues faced by people with disabilities.

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