Christine Saulnier, Director

Christine Saulnier

Christine Saulnier is the Nova Scotia Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-NS).  She serves as coordinator of CCPA-NS’ signature publication, the Alternative Provincial Budget. She is co-author of Working for a Living, Not Living for Work: A living wage for Halifax and Antigonish.

Dr. Saulnier is Acadian and grew up in rural New Brunswick. She moved back to the Maritimes in 2003 after completing her doctorate in Political Science at York University.

Previous to this position, she served as Senior Researcher and Research Manager at the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.

You can read her reports here and her staff profile in the November/December 2020 issue of the Monitor here.

Photo credit: Trevor Beckerson, Foundary Photography


Lauren Matheson, Community Development and Outreach Officer

Headshot of Lauren MathesonLauren Matheson (she/they) joined the CCPA Nova Scotia office in February 2021. Lauren is responsible for fundraising programming, media relations support and day-to-day management of the CCPA-NS office. They hold a Bachelor of Social Work from Dalhousie University and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from McGill University. Lauren has a background in family home support services, perinatal health research, community birth support & immigration integration research. Lauren is a longstanding board member of Wellness Within, a health equity non-profit that supports individuals who experience criminalization and are pregnant or parenting young children. Contact: [email protected].

Photo Credit: Mo Phùng, Mo Phùng Photography