Ida Chong (Chinese: 張杏芳)is British Columbia's Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and was Minister Responsible for the Asia-Pacific Initiative as well as Minister of Technology, Trade, and Economic Development. She has served in this position since June 2008. Previously, Chong was Minister of Community Services, and Minister Responsible for Women's and Senior's Services (June 2005 - June 2008), Minister of Advanced Education (December 2004 to June 2005) and Minister of State for Women's and Senior's Services (January - December 2004). She was appointed Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development in March 2011.
Chong is the BC Liberal MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, which comprises suburbs of the capital city of Victoria. Her riding includes all of Oak Bay and part of Saanich. She was first elected in 1996 and was re-elected in 2001 and 2005.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia and raised in Gordon Head, Chong began her political career in 1993 as a municipal councillor for the District of Saanich. She is a Certified General Accountant.