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CJ Blennerhassett - Kensington Midwives. Toronto, ON, CA

CJ Blennerhassett CJ Blennerhassett

Registered Midwife | Kensington Midwives

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Registered Midwife and activist with a focus on informed choice, reproductive rights, & the provision of inclusive care for LGBTQ families.

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Biography

CJ graduated with honours from the McMaster Midwifery Education Program in 2016. She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada and raised in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. She now spend time in both Ontario and Nova Scotia.

As part of her training she completed placements in Toronto, Hamilton, Nova Scotia and Doesburn, Netherlands. She believes that the philosophy of midwifery care strongly supports clients, families and communities to be actively involved in all aspects of care and in this way midwives are able to navigate and combat systems of oppression during a time of intense transformation.

CJ is Chair of the Canadian Association of Midwives National Advisory Board on Gender Equity and Diversity, co-founder of a national Queer Caucus of Canadian Midwives, and a member of the Midwifery Advisory Committee at BORN Ontario. In addition to midwifery work she is an editor at Shameless, a feminist magazine for youth, an active member of the Toronto Street Medics Steering Committee, and a solo parent and queer activist.

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Education/Learning Fund-Raising Health Care - Services Health Care - Providers Health and Wellness Research Social Media Social Services Training and Development Non-Profit/Charitable Mental Health Care Media - Online Media - Print Media Production Medical/Dental Practice Program Development Political Organization Writing and Editing Women

Areas of Expertise (64)

Pregnancy Pregnancy and Abuse Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues pregnancy and sport Pregnancy Loss Abortion Abortion in Canada Abortion Rights Birth Control Birth Choice of Birthplace Informed Consent Midwifery Obstetrics & Gynecology Obstetrics Reproductive Health Reproductive Rights Fertility Activism Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Editing & Writing Editing Writing Research Healthcare Baby care Breastfeeding Postpartum care Circumcision Street Medic Medic Midwife Placenta Homebirth Epidural Full Spectrum Midwifery High Risk Pregnancy Low Risk Pregnancy Moxibustion External Cephalic Version Parenting Mothering Single Parenting Single Parents Multiple Pregnancy Twin Pregnancy Vaccination Health Health & Healing Health & Healthcare Law and Policy Community Outreach Evidence-Based Medicine Evidence-Based Practice Gynecology Grassroots Organizing Children Women's Rights Feminism Queer Healthcare LGBTQ Politics LGBTQ Intersectional Feminism Anti-oppressive Anti-racist

Accomplishments (2)

Registered Midwife (professional)

CJ is registered with the College of Midwives of Ontario and is an active member of the Association of Ontario Midwives. She holds current certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Skills.

Front of Book Editor (personal)

Shameless Magazine - http://shamelessmag.com

Education (2)

McMaster University: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery 2016

Saint Mary's University: Bachelor of Arts, Honours Criminology, Psychology 2010

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Affiliations (3)

  • Chair of the Canadian Association of Midwives National Advisory Board on Gender Equity and Diversity
  • Founder of the Canadian Caucus of Queer Midwives
  • Active member of Toronto Street Medics
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