Doris Mae Oulton

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Doris Mae Oulton was born in Barrhead, Alberta, Canada, on May 23, 1945. One of three daughters, she left home early after high school.

Little is known about the troubled years after Oulton first set out, but her later activities are well documented. She revolutionized telecommunications across the Canadian North, helping people build broadcast skills in dozens of communities. She also established the Manitoba Women's Directorate to fight sexism in the region and was in charge of the Directorate with the status of Assistant Deputy Minister, reporting directly to the Manitoba Minister for the Status of Women.[1][2][3] Her work with the Directory covered rural as well as urban settings.

In 2001, YMCA/YWCA of Winnipeg selected Oulton for its Women of Distinction Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ottawa Citizen - Dec 2, 1985 link
  2. ^ The Jewish Post & News - Oct 17, 1990 link
  3. ^ [1]