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PO Box 26032, Broadway PO, Toronto, ONT., M4P 0A8

Biographical Information:

Candy Palmater is an, orator, writer, humorist and actor.

She created and hosted five Seasons of The Candy Show, an award- winning national television variety series for APTN.  She also hosted The Candy Palmater Show on CBC Radio One. She is a regular contributor to The Next Chapter and Because News on CBC Radio. Candy is a regular part time Co- host on CTV’s afternoon talk show, The Social. She has acted in numerous televisions series including: Run The Burbs, The Trailer Park Boys, Call Me Fitz and Sex and Violence. She received a Screen Nova Scotia nomination for her role in Forgive Me. You can hear Candy’s voice as the Narrator of the CBC TV series True North Calling, as well as Skindigenous on APTN and PBS. Candy was a Panelist on CBC Canada Reads in 2017.

Candy has written and appeared in many special television broadcasts including Ab Day Live, the Indspire Awards, and the imagineNATIVE Film Fest Awards Show. Her standup comedy audiences have been large theatre settings to in -house produced comedy nights, and hand selected festivals such as: Halifax Comedy festival, Hubcap Comedy Festival and a special guest appearance Rick Mercer Comedy partnered with JFL for CBC.  Candy’s first book, a memoir, will be published by Harper-Collins in the spring of 2022.  Catch Candy on the CTV Podcast From Where We Stand S1 in production now.

In 2020 Margaret Atwood named Candy Palmater as one of the 14 International women who are shaping our future.

Candy was valedictorian of her class at Dalhousie Law School and went on to practice Labour and Aboriginal law in a large corporate firm before transitioning to entertainment. She was also the director of Mi’kmaq Education with the Nova Scotia Department of Education for a decade. Candy was an instructor in the Tradition Year program at Dalhousie University and has an ongoing role as a guest lecturer at Seneca College.

For more than two decades Candy has travelled the world speaking about the power of kindness, love and self- acceptance. She speaks to audiences of all ages and walks of life on topics such as inclusion and diversity. Her talks draw on lived experience and touch audiences in a very personal way.

Candy believes we are stronger together and that you can never have too much CANDY!

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