Candice completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Public Policy degree at the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, she joined the Ontario Public Service (“OPS”) and worked in progressively senior roles for both the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and Cabinet Office. During this time, she obtained a Professional Project Manager designation and was the successful recipient of multiple awards, including an OPS Achievement of Excellence Award and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She was also sponsored by Cabinet Office to complete an intensive eight-month “Advancing into Management” program for which only one person per ministry per year is afforded the opportunity to complete. Upon leaving the provincial government to begin her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School, Candice was the acting Manager of Cabinet Office’s Strategy and Results Branch.
As a law student at Osgoode Hall Law School, Candice has volunteered in numerous capacities. She has served as the Co-President of Osgoode’s Health Law Association and as a mentor for the Laws in Action Within Schools program, which is designed to support students from the Jane and Finch area. Candice was also a quarter finalist in the Torys Cup and a member of the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance Director Search Panel. In recognition of her commitment to health law, Candice was awarded the John Plater and James Kreppner Fellowship and is the proud recipient of Osgoode Hall’s Charles Edward Woodrow Award and Dean’s Entrance Scholarship in Law. Last summer, Candice had the privilege of working for the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, in collaboration with Dykeman O’Brien LLP, to complete a Law Commission of Ontario commissioned report on advance care planning, informed consent and substitute decision-making.
Candice has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Central America. She is PADI-certified and passionate about fitness.