Candace Thomas

Chair, Board of Governors

Order in Council Appointee, 2011-2020

Chair, Executive Committee
Member, Community Affairs Committee and Governance and Human Resources Committee

Candace is a partner in the law firm of Stewart McKelvey.  As a member of Stewart McKelvey’s Business Law Group, Candace has a diverse corporate-commercial practice advising clients on matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions to corporate governance.  Candace is Co-Chair of Stewart McKelvey’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and former lead the firm’s Owner Managed Business Practice Group. Candace received her Queen’s Counsel designation in February 2017.  Prior to joining Stewart McKelvey, she practiced law with a prominent firm in Ottawa, Ontario.

She is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Canadian Bar Association.  Candace is a member of the Hearing Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Board of Directors of the East Preston Empowerment Academy Society, the Board of Governors of Sacred Heart School of Halifax and the International Women’s Forum, and she co-chaired the successful inaugural capital campaign for the new Halifax Central Library.  Candace is a proud native of East Preston, Nova Scotia and a graduate of Saint Mary’s University (Bachelor of Arts) and Dalhousie University (Bachelor of Laws).