COVID-19: How Your Support Helps Women and Girls During the Pandemic

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson, Canadian Women's Foundation Board Vice Chair

For two decades, Angela has worked as a communications professional, journalist, television producer, educator, and facilitator.

Since 2004, she has worked for the Nova Scotia provincial government’s communications agency, Communications Nova Scotia, where she develops and implements corporate internal communication strategies for the Government of Nova Scotia. Previously, she managed communications for various government departments and helped develop the strategic direction of the province’s Office of African Nova Scotia Affairs. She is also a founding member, marketing and communications committee chair and former co-chair of the African Canadian Women in the Public Service Network, an employee advocacy network of the Government of Nova Scotia.

As a journalist, educator and facilitator, Angela created, produced and hosted the television series Our Community, for CBC Television, which featured stories from Nova Scotia’s diverse communities. For nine years, she taught Foundations of Journalism to first year, honours students in the journalism program at the University of Kings College in Halifax. On a quarterly basis, she is the managing editor for the Halifax-based Black Business Initiative’s magazine, Black to Business. She has also facilitated workshops or coordinated programs for the Canadian National Griot Awards; Canada’s Forum on Diversity and Culture; Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health; Cole Harbour Community Network; Black Business Initiative; and the National Film Board of Canada.

Angela has been interested in women’s issues, particularly those related to disenfranchised women and women of colour, for most of her life. She was the director of the Dalhousie Women’s Centre in Halifax from 2002 to 2004 and coordinated the Girls TV & New Media Camp and the Girls TV Camp & Club in Halifax and Ottawa for the Women in Media Foundation (formerly the Women’s Television Network Foundation) for girls aged 10 – 14 from 2000 to 2004.

Angela is pleased to be able to continue to support growth and contribute to empowering women and girls in this country through the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

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