The Gates are Open! Alexa McDonough Women’sLeadership Centre Launched

The Alexa McDonough Women’s Leadership Centre was officially launched to a crowd of over 150 people at Mt St Vincent University in Halifax. 


The Douglas Coldwell Layton is pleased to unveil the first three social democratic leaders we are featuring as part of the Alexa McDonough Women’s Leadership Centre Launch: Rosemary Brown, Agnes Macphail, and of course, Alexa McDonough

Please check out their leadership profiles 

Rest assured, we will be featuring more trailblazing women as we get the Alexa McDonough Women’s Leadership Centre off the ground - including stories, photos, videos, new women led research, and leadership events!

If you missed the event, take a look at the new branding for the Alexa McDonough Women’s Leadership Centre below. 

This new logo represents the elements of the centre being open and inclusive while paying homage to Alexa's nickname "Iron Angel" conveying kindness and strength. As Siobhan Vipond, VP of the Canadian Labour Congress said during the even, "the gates are open."

If you missed the event, you can watch the full recording here.

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2023 has been a banner year for the charity that Tommy Douglas founded over 50 years ago. Thanks to our members, donors, and supporters like you, we've been able to produce more important educational projects and special events to promote the benefits of social democracy than ever before! We hope you’ve enjoyed the exceptional content of our programme this year. It was a pleasure for our staff and board members to meet and greet thousands of people across Canada to introduce them to the value of our charity. All of our good work can be found for your convenience on our website:

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