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Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Ministre de la Famille, des Enfants et du Développement social
Incumbent
Jenna Sudds
since July 26, 2023
Department of Employment and Social Development
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
AppointerMonarch (represented by the governor general);[1]
on the advice of the prime minister[2]
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderLiza Frulla
Formation12 December 2003
Salary$289,300 (2023)[3]
Websitewww.hrsdc.gc.ca

The minister of families, children and social development (French: ministre de la famille, des enfants et du développement social) is a minister of the Crown in the Cabinet of Canada. The associated department is Employment and Social Development Canada.

Jenna Sudds has held the position since July 26, 2023.[4]

History

The position of Minister of Social Development was created in 2000 to be responsible for overseeing Social Development Canada a new federal department concerned with the needs of seniors, children, families and people with disabilities. Prior to 2003, these responsibilities were under the Minister of Human Resources Development.

On February 4, 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper merged the personnel and responsibilities of Social Development Canada into Human Resources and Skills Development Canada using an Order in Council, and did not name anybody to the post of Minister of Social Development.

On November 4, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau transferred the employment responsibilities to the Minister of Labour and changed the name of the portfolio to Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

Role

The Minister is also responsible for the:

  • Canada Pension Plan: Pension Appeals Board
  • Canada Pension Plan: Review Tribunals

List of ministers

Key:

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
Minister of Social Development
1 Liza Frulla December 12, 2003 July 19, 2004 Liberal 27 (Martin)
2 Ken Dryden July 20, 2004 February 5, 2006 Liberal
Minister of Human Resources and Social Development
3 Diane Finley February 6, 2006 January 3, 2007 Conservative 28 (Harper)
4 Monte Solberg January 4, 2007 October 29, 2008 Conservative
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development
(3) Diane Finley October 30, 2008 July 15, 2013 Conservative 28 (Harper)
Minister of Employment and Social Development
5 Jason Kenney July 15, 2013 February 9, 2015 Conservative 28 (Harper)
7 Pierre Poilievre February 9, 2015 November 4, 2015 Conservative
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
8 Jean-Yves Duclos November 4, 2015 November 20, 2019 Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)
9 Ahmed Hussen November 20, 2019 October 26, 2021 Liberal
10 Karina Gould October 26, 2021 July 26, 2023 Liberal
11 Jenna Sudds July 26, 2023 Incumbent Liberal

Minister of State for Social Development

On July 15, 2012, MP Candice Bergen was appointed Minister of State for Social Development, a newly created position that was abolished two years later.[5]

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
Minister of State for Social Development
6 Candice Bergen July 15, 2013 November 4, 2015 Conservative 28 (Harper)

References

  1. ^ "Constitutional Duties". The Governor General of Canada. Archived from the original on 2020-04-23. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  2. ^ "House of Commons Procedure and Practice - 1. Parliamentary Institutions - Canadian Parliamentary Institutions". www.ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  3. ^ "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Parliament of Canada.
  4. ^ Helmer, Aeden (July 26, 2023). "Kanata-Carleton MP Jenna Sudds named federal Families Minister". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  5. ^ Harris, Kathleen (October 15, 2020). "Harper adds 8 new faces in major cabinet shakeup". CBC News. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
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