Candace Thomas

Order in Council Appointee, 2011-2022

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 and commercial lending to corporate governance and charity law. Candace is Co-Chair of Stewart McKelvey’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and former lead of the firm’s Owner Managed Business Practice Group. She was included in the 2017-2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada for her work in Corporate Law. Candace received her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2017 and was named one of 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women in 2018. Prior to joining Stewart McKelvey, she practiced law with a prominent firm in Ottawa, Ontario.

Candace is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Bar Association. Among other involvements, Candace is a member of the Board of Directors of the East Preston Empowerment Academy Society and the International Women’s Forum, and she co-chaired the successful inaugural capital campaign for the new Halifax Central Library. In recognition of her volunteer commitment, in 2017 Candace received the Community Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia Branch. 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).