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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