Christine Saulnier, Director
Christine Saulnier has been the Nova Scotia director for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives since 2007. After completing her doctorate in Political Science at York University in 2003, she moved to Halifax to work at the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, where she served as Senior Researcher and Research Manager.
Christine's primary research interests relate to issues of inequality and poverty. She is co-author of a series of reports on the Cost of Poverty in each Maritime province. The broad mandate of the CCPA-NS has provided her with opportunities to publish on a wide-array of topics including trade, post-secondary education, and federal government employment. She has led the collaborative process and publication of the annual NS Alternative Budget documents.
Christine brings her passion as a feminist and activist for 20 years to her daily work at CCPA as well as to her volunteer work. She works with tireless social justice advocates in various organizations including the Community Coalition to End Poverty-Nova Scotia. She serves as a director on numerous boards including the Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health Care Network, Adsum for Women and Children and the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia.
Christine grew up in rural New Brunswick and is proud to be of Acadian descent. In her 'free' time, she enjoys hanging out with her three wonderful children and partner.