Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Dorothy O'Connell


Anti-poverty activist since the 1960s.

Helped establish Ottawa’s first women’s credit union and first legal aid clinic.

Co-founder of the Ottawa Tenants Council and the Ottawa Council for Low Income Support Services.

The Dorothy O'Connell Monument to Anti-Poverty Activism is located at City Hall; local artist c.j. fleury, best known for The Women's Monument Against Violence, was commissioned to design the monument.


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