Andrea Fellows, LLB
Senior Vice-President, General Counsel
Amica Senior Lifestyles
Joined the PRI Board: 2019
Ms. Fellows is General Counsel for Amica Senior Lifestyles, Canada’s leading provider of premium, private-pay retirement residences and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan. In her role, Ms. Fellows leads and advises the business on all legal, strategic, and corporate-related matters, including all transactions, development, operations, and regulatory and compliance activities.
Prior to joining Amica, Ms. Fellows practiced for 9 years at Oxford Properties Group, the real estate investment arm of OMERS, where she advised on a broad range of complex real estate transactions, development projects and corporate law matters across all asset classes in Canada, the US and Europe. Ms. Fellows also spent eight years as a student/associate in private practice in the corporate real estate department of Goodmans LLP.
Ms. Fellows holds a Bachelor of Science from Queens University and an LL.B from the University of Western Ontario. In 2022 Ms. Fellows was one of three Canadian finalists for Chambers & Partners Diversity & Inclusion: Lawyer of the Year in recognition of her contributions and leadership towards equity, diversity and inclusion. In 2019, Ms. Fellows was awarded a Lexpert Rising Star, an award recognizing leading Canadian lawyers under 40. She has been named to The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Canada for 2016-2017 and 2019-2020, a list recognizing the most influential and innovative in-house corporate counsel in the country, and in 2016 she was a recipient of the Women in Build Awards, recognizing her dedication and creativity in a typically male-dominated industry. Ms. Fellows is a member of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario, Toronto CREW and Women General Counsel of Canada. She is an active mentor in the real estate and legal communities and currently serves as a Director and Chair of Governance to the Pine River Institute.