Donna Purcell, QC has extensive involvement volunteering in both the legal community and around Alberta.



  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association - Past President, Board Member, COVID-19 Emergency Response Team; Rules of Court Committee (ad hoc)

  • Canadian Bar Association - Leader Development Committee 

  • Central Alberta Bar Society - COVID-19 Emergency Response Team

  • Legal Archives Society of Alberta - Board Member, Busts Project  

  • Central Alberta Legal Clinic Foundation (Pro Bono Clinic) - Volunteer  



  • Court of Appeal Management Systems E-Filing Project 

  • Strive Dance Academy Society - Chair and Founding Director; Various Committees 

  • Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off as celebrity paired with professional dance instructor and fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters (personally raising $45,000 in 2014 from the legal and Red Deer Community), Honorary Cabinet Member 

  • Central Alberta Legal Clinic Foundation - Chair and Founding Director (Prism Award recipient)

  • Central Alberta Bar Association - President  

  • Red Deer Downtown Business Association - President  

  • Red Deer Visitor and Convention Bureau - Chair  

  • Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta (Central Alberta) - Chair; Volunteer; Organizer and Participant “World of Choices” High School Career Forum for Women

  • Ecole Camille J. Lerouge Parent Council (former Vice Chair and various committees)

  • Canadian Parents for French - President, Founder, Organizer and Judge Elementary French Writing Contest  

  • Law Society of Alberta - Queen’s Counsel Selection Committee  

  • Canadian Bar Association - Council, Engagement Task Force; Law Day Volunteer; Subsection Facilitator  

  • City of Red Deer - Heritage Ranch Advisory Committee 

  • Ronald McDonald’s Children’s Charities - Friends of Red Deer Fundraising Committee

  • Red Deer Child Care Society - Futures Committee Chair

  • Pedal for People - Charitable Bike Riding raising funds for charities including Canadian Paraplegic Association, Red Deer Search and Rescue

  • Calgary Legal Guidance - Volunteer