CFUW Elects Winnipeg Woman Doris Mae Oulton as New PresidentThursday, June 26 2014
Ottawa - June 24, 2014 - At its annual general meeting and conference, CFUW
elected Doris Mae Oulton from Winnipeg as its new President for 2014-2016.
Doris Mae has been a member of the University Women's Club of Winnipeg since
1984, and was its President from 1990-1992. She has been CFUW Vice President
of the Prairies, Regional Director for Manitoba and Vice President
Communications and Governance on the National Board.
Ms. Oulton has many years of experience working with the Federal Government,
Health Canada, where she helped establish oral health programs in First
Nations communities across Canada; and for Treasury Board of Canada, where
she worked on both the disability management and performance management
programs. While with the Manitoba Government, as Assistant Deputy Minister
(ADM) Women's Directorate, she was one of the authors of the first statement
opposing violence against women endorsed by Federal/Provincial Status of
Women Ministers. As CEO of the Children and Youth Secretariat she
championed, and was able to implement, early childhood intervention programs
and establish the efficacy of interdepartmental cooperation and coordination
in this area. As ADM Culture Heritage and Citizenship she negotiated the
first Federal/Provincial Immigration agreement for a Provincial Nominee
She is CEO of her own organizational management company, Community and Youth
Solutions, working with a wide range of non-profit, government and private
organizations. Ms. Oulton is on the Board of the Nellie McClung Foundation,
a founding member of WOW (Women of Winnipeg), a past chair of both the
YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction Awards and the LEAF Person Day breakfast in
Winnipeg. She is a recipient of the Women of Distinction Award and was
declared the Martha Stewart of Manitoba by the Winnipeg Free Press. She is
an avid cook, having trained at Cordon Bleu in London, and a keen gardener.
CFUW is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with over 100
CFUW Clubs, located in every province across Canada. Since its founding in
1919, CFUW has been working to improve the status of women, and to promote
human rights, public education, social justice, and peace.