candace de jonge - bio


Candace Raphael-De Jonge is a legal professional with over fifteen years’ experience. Prior to coming to Canada she served as Legal Counsel and Head of Compliance with the Financial Investigation Agency and Reporting Authority of the British Virgin Islands. In that capacity she was the subject matter expert advising management on issues relative to AMF/AFT. She also oversaw the operations of the compliance unit’s monitoring and supervision of NPO’s and DNFBP’s within the Territory. Candace also served as an adjunct lecturer at the Hamilton Lavity Stout Community College’s Financial Services Institute as the facilitator for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Course. Before joining the Financial Investigations Agency she served as Senior Crown Prosecutor in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of the BVI and Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Guyana for a cumulated period of eleven years, prosecuting all major offences, including money laundering offences, and appearing in every court structure including the Caribbean Court of Justice. She is also trained in the areas of Financial Crime including Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud and related offences, Bribery and Corruption as well as confiscation and asset forfeiture and extradition. She has also engaged in private practice in civil and commercial litigation for more than one year.

Candace holds a Bachelors Laws (LLB) – University of Guyana and Legal Education Council Certificate (LEC) from Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and a Masters of Laws (LLM) (Oil and Gas Law) from the Robert Gordon University, Scotland. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of Guyana, graduate diploma and certified professional and fellowship in International Compliance (FICA) from the International Compliance Association and is a Certified Forensic Investigation Professional- CFIP. She is also a certified member of the ACFE and its advisory council on Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud, a trained Peer Assessor for the FATF Fourth Round of Mutual Evaluation and an accredited Commercial and Civil mediator with the London School of Mediation.