Departing and New Directors

VENTURE13, COBOURG, ONTARIO, April 23, 2024—In great appreciation for her volunteer efforts in support of NCFDC’s mission and vision, our entire organization would like to thank Pam Russell who has stepped down as Director after many years serving on the Board of Directors. Pam was an active and engaged member of the CED (Community Economic Development) and Investment Committees of the Board. As part of the Executive Committee, she most recently carried out the duties of the office of Treasurer. Pam helped to indelibly guide NCFDC through major milestones such as the RII-EO and N1M initiatives (with the support of FedDev Ontario) the launch of Venture13, StrikeUP Canada and DELIA (with the support of ISED Canada) and many other significant achievements.

“Pam is passionate about advancing entrepreneurship, providing opportunities for youth and community development, building partnerships and pushing the potential of innovation,” said Wendy Curtis, Executive Director of NCFDC. “We will miss her presence on the Board, and we wish Pam the very best in all future projects and endeavours.”

As we express our appreciation for Pam Russell’s tenure as Director, we would like to welcome Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Candace Shaw to the Board of Directors of NCFDC. Candace Shaw (BA Mathematics, Honours BSc Chemistry—Queen’s University) is Senior Managing Director and Deputy Chief Investment Officer for SLC Management. Candace has over three decades of experience at Sun Life and SLC Management in leadership roles encompassing private and public fixed income, portfolio management, and credit risk management.

“On behalf of NCFDC Directors and staff, I would like to warmly welcome Candace to the Board of Directors,” said Curtis. “In addition to serving as a Director from the municipality of Port Hope, Candace brings exceptional expertise and experience to the table as we continue to develop and enhance our strategic programming.”


Daniela Scoppa
Marketing & Communications Coordinator – NCFDC