Ruth Shaw

Executive Director

Contact Info

ruth.shaw@ncln.ca
1-877-618-4275 ext. 3

Bio
Ruth began activism at Carleton University where she facilitated a media campaign and filed a lawsuit against the University after being arrested with 4 other students for conducting pro-life activism. In 2011, Ruth founded Ottawa Against Abortion, a local activism chapter. That same year, she was also named International Pro-life Activist of the year by Students for Life of America. From 2012-2016, Ruth switched pro-life roles by becoming a mom to 3 children, William, Ezekiel (in heaven), and Micah. In 2016, Ruth became the Communications Director for NCLN and has been serving as the Executive Director since April 2017. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Florence Lavergne

Regional Coordinator

Eastern Canada, Ottawa and Manitoba
Contact Info

florence.lavergne@ncln.ca
1-877-618-4275 ext. 11

Bio

Born and raised in Ottawa, Florence attended the annual March For Life in her city while in highschool. This event opened her eyes to the reality of abortion and the urgent need for every person to speak up. Eager to learn and do more for this cause, she became involved in the pro-life club at the University of Ottawa. Florence's involvement in the pro-life movement continued to increase over time: she participated in various CCBR events, attended the NCLN Symposium three times, and quickly became a club leader on her campus for a few years.

She graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2017 with an Honours Bachelor in Nutrition Sciences. As she started her Masters in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, the pro-life club faced censorship from the university's student union. Their club status was consequently revoked, after having existed for 10 years. With NCLN's help, Florence pushed back and continued regular activism in both French and English. Her perseverance to educate her peers about abortion led her to joining NCLN, where she is looking forward to helping students on many campuses spread a pro-life message.

Maggie McAuley

Regional Coordinator

Southwestern Ontario
Contact Info

maggie.mcauley@ncln.ca
1-877-618-4275 ext. 10

Bio

Maggie McAuley studied philosophy at the University of Windsor where she was convicted to become a pro-life activist by one of her classmates. They started a club together 5 years ago that led to the club and the topic of abortion being discussed around campus in all sorts of unexpected ways, including a professor giving a lecture describing Maggie as an internalized misogynist. Despite being threatened with arrest on her campus and facing constant censorship and dehumanization, she has continued to be a voice for the pre-born. Maggie lives in the Windsor area and leads activism both on and off campus and is excited to help groups across Canada accomplish life-saving work.

Alexandra Jezierska

Regional Coordinator

Southwestern Ontario
Contact Info

alexandra.jezierska@ncln.ca
1-877-618-4275 ext. 8

Bio

Alexandra hails from the most southern town in Canada: Kingsville, Ont. She studied at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College for three years and then at Redeemer University College, graduating in 2018 with an Honours B.A. in History. She first took on a leadership role within the pro-life movement when she was 17 and successfully spearheaded a national campaign, Letters4Life, to motivate Canadians to send 100,000 pro-life letters to Parliament. When the campaign activated young people across the country to get involved, Alexandra knew she wanted to continue helping youth to become activists in the movement. She loves travelling and writing and is excited to meet students and build relationships with them as the Southwestern Ontario Campus Coordinator.

Amberlee Duteau

Regional Coordinator

Alberta and Saskatchewan
Contact Info

amberlee.duteau@ncln.ca
1-877-618-4275 ext. 6

Bio

Realizing there was no active pro-life club on her campus, Amberlee decided to take matters into her own hands and re-start the old pro-life club at the University of Alberta. From there, her involvement for the pre-born continues to expand: she completed two CCBR internships, participated in provincial and federal politics, attended the NCLN Symposium twice, and helped to co-found a local pro-life activism group, Edmonton Against Abortion.

In maintaining regular activism on campus, Amberlee and her club-mates have wrestled with more than their fair share of censorship at the U of A. In response to unchallenged mob rule and restrictive security fees, Amberlee and her team teamed up with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms to take legal action against the university. The court case is ongoing.

Not wanting to let her fight for the pro-life message and free speech to end with graduation, Amberlee is grateful for the opportunity to serve students as NCLN has done for her over the years. If pro-life students can organize to combat campus culture, she believes we can and will make a difference in society, bringing an end to abortion in Canada.

Spring Halasz

Regional Coordinator

British Columbia
Contact Info

spring.halasz@ncln.ca
1-877-618-4275 ext. 12

Bio
Spring has a background in Communication Arts & studied acting in Los Angeles. Within that environment, she was surrounded by many individuals hurting & profoundly affected by abortion. Thus, she began an active role in the pro-life movement by participating in the Abortion Awareness Project in Florida through CCBR. Her drive to serve began while growing up, as she wanted to be a police officer & motivational speaker for youth. When injuries changed the course of that path, she has since been able to translate that into serving the pro-life movement & protecting the unborn. She is honoured to mentor students to have a strong pro-life presence on BC campuses. Spring is a mother to 3 wonderful boys & resides on Vancouver Island.

Josh MacMillan

Operations Coordinator

Contact Info

josh.macmillan@ncln.ca
1-877-618-4275 ext. 9

Bio

Raised in small-town southwestern Ontario and growing up in a pro-life family, the pro-life movement seemed relatively distant from daily experience. It was at the advice of a friend that he attended the March for Life in Ottawa, and was struck by the reality of abortion in even our nation’s capital and the need for everyone to take action immediately and end the injustice. Upon entering studies at the University of Waterloo, he immediately took the opportunity to join the campus pro-life club, and by second year was on the executive team. With the help of NCLN, he was able to confidently face many challenges, including costumed protestors shutting down an event with MP Stephen Woodworth in 2013 and campus censorship. By the end of university, the dedication of the NCLN team to the success of UW Students for Life during his studies inspired him to join staff with NCLN and continue the legacy of building student leaders in the pro-life movement.