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 focus on academics, as well as the offering of co-curricular programmes that contribute to well-rounded students. The school has high rankings in external examinations and it excel in a variety of sports.
Over the years, our contributions to major improvement programmes 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, installation of a water fountain, supporting the opening of a Math Centre (in recognition of our 40th Anniversary) and more recently providing funds for the purchase of laptops and ipads.
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.