was raised in a very large Métis family in Fort Smith and now resides in Yellowknife.
She holds a Master's degree in Health Promotion and is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
As a Research Associate with the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research (ICHR), Candice is the Project Lead for the FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) sexual health education program.
is a peer-led, arts-based sexual health program that uses drama and the arts to facilitate discussion and education regarding sexual health, healthy sexuality, and positive decision-making among young women across the Northwest Territories.
Candice is involved with numerous territorial, national, and international health organizations, including the Member at Large for the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health and a member of the National Aboriginal Council on HIV/AIDS.
As a Northerner who has had to move many times to complete post secondary education in southern institutions, Candice
has a deep interest in furthering non-traditional, Northern-led education that is dynamic, responsive to the needs of students, and accessible to all.