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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As promised we’ve got lots of news to share with you this month. The Douglas Coldwell Layton Foundation had a banner year in 2023. We produced more special events, original content, research projects, and educational materials than ever before!

This year we’re building from that success. You’ll see us in more places with more exciting programs for you to participate in throughout the year. All of this growth is thanks to our supporters like you.

We hope you enjoy our update this month.

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