A Brief History of Alpha Toronto

Having been “called to action” by former principal Sister Bernadette during her visit to Toronto, Alpha ladies responded and ensured that the Alpha Academy Alumnae Association (Toronto Chapter) was formed in 1979 with the mandate to assist and support its alma mater, the Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha).

Since that time there have been various fundraising initiatives and in the past few years there are two annual events – a Spring Brunch in May and a Dinner Dance in October.

The Association continues to provide funding for scholarships and projects and is proud of Alpha’s rankings in external examinations and its performances at Athletics’ Championships.

Over the years, contributions to major improvement programs at Alpha include the outfitting of a computer lab and a science lab, providing drapes for the new McAuley Hall, funding towards the purchase of a school bus, and more recently a water fountain donated to the Upper school, from the funds realized during the Grand Reunion of 2015.

Since its inception, 10 presidents have led the Association and along with dedicated members, families and friends have kept the spirit of Alpha alive in Canada.

Former Principal Sister Mary Bernadette Little