Angela Marie MacDougall
Speaker, Trainer + Workshop Facilitator
Through her community-based organizing, frontline work, curricula development, training, and activism over three decades, Angela has been deeply involved in movements for gender, racial and social justice.
Angela’s impact includes the development of empowerment and advocacy-based program and service delivery models that address gender-based violence and violence against women that are grounded in strong theoretical frameworks that include intersectional feminist trauma and violence-informed analysis. She has organized around law reform and community-based research toward building lasting social change.
She is co-writer of Freedom from Violence: Tools for Working with Trauma, Mental Health and Substance Use, Empowering Non-Status, Refugee, and Immigrant Women Who Experience Violence, Implementation of a National Action Plan on GBV and VAW: Supports for Survivors and their Families, Colour of Violence: Gender, Race and Anti-Violence Services and blogs at bwss.org/endingviolence.
Angela is an expert panelist at Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, a founding member of Feminists Deliver, a long-standing member of Vancouver’s February 14th Women’s Memorial March and is a founding member of Intersectional Feminist Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative.
Angela was named a Remarkable Woman by the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Magazine named her one of Vancouver’s most powerful people. Angela is currently the executive director of Battered Women’s Support Services.