Director of Client Care – BJ Kivell

BJ   I am a mom of 6 and a DONA certified Birth Doula. I am passionate about helping young women who find themselves in unexpected pregnancies by offering hope, compassion and letting them know they DO have options.

I know that the journey to motherhood can be complex and stressful, especially if it wasn’t planned, but I also know that it can bring great joy and purpose. I find it an honour to support women during pregnancy, birth and on their parenting journey. I want to equip women to make informed choices, empower them to be strong mothers, alleviate any fears they may have as we walk together, and listen and learn from their stories along the way. I have a variety of experience in pregnancy, birth, parenting and adoption. I lead the monthly workshops that are offered here at Refuge and initiated the “Walk with Me” program that provides comprehensive pregnancy, birth and postpartum support to our clients.



Office Manager – Jill Vince

Jill VinceJill has been involved with Right To Life for the past 9 years as an employee and volunteered for 5 years prior to. Jill has 3 children and 3 grandchildren and her life revolves around her family and her husband whom have been married for 32 years. Jill enjoys meeting the young families that come in and feels blessed to be able to assist them in their time of need. If Jill could tell people one thing it would be that “you are never alone no matter what your situation, there is help out there and we come from a place of non-judgement. Don’t let the panic you feel overwhelm you into doing something you may regret, reach out, we are here.” Jill welcomes everyone who comes through our door and is looking forward to the future.


When you walk through the doors at Refuge you will find a home like environment. We are a safe place where women and men can come who feel as though they don’t have options or are not sure what to do next.  Refuge offers a wealth of information and support to women in all different types of situations.

Services We Offer :

  • Free pregnancy Testing
  • Options Counseling – what do I do?
  • Pre-natal & Postpartum workshops &  Classes with certified doulas
  • pregnancy support
  • Community services connections and referrals
  • Baby Supplies
  • Labour Support by certified doula
  • Breastfeeding clinics run by Public Health
  • Healthy eating consultations with a registered dietician
  • post abortive counselling


All of our services we offer free of charge.

We welcome donations of any sort from the community.

We would like to hear from you.

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