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Jennifer Breakspear
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The Harper Conservatives imitate the Manitoba NDP. But they have a point. 

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Over the last seven years I've taken a number of courses and workshops at Vantage Point and those educational opportunities have enriched my career development. I strongly support Vantage Point's mission of "Transforming Not-For-Profit Leadership" and it means a lot to me to be able to give back to the sector by supporting other leaders on their own career journeys. It was an honour to be featured in Vantage Point's recent Annual Report.

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Nicholas Kristof rightly points out that "...sometimes a girl with a book is more powerful than a drone in the sky." He chronicles the recent failures of the U.S. to advance peace and development through empowering girls and women. Unfortunately, Canada has also failed miserably at this vital goal. It is not going too far to claim that peace and development are inextricably linked to women's rights and one cannot advance without the other. Canada's declining commitment to  international development and the dilution of family planning within our international strategy is shortsighted and counterproductive.

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Last month I presented an IGNITE session at the NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with amazing thought leaders and change makers and I came away new friends, fresh ideas, and limitless possibilities to pursue. Here is the video of my presentation in which I discuss the value of making the most of magic moments and connections. 

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And then there was that time when Mark Hrywna interviewed me for the +NonProfit Times Lunch Truck. 

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I'm going to go to one of my favourite places and while I'm there I get to chat with fascinating people about queer stuff. Works for me ;-) 

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 I invite you to join me for Opt’s second Sexual and Reproductive Health Day (SRH Day) breakfast. We have named sexual health education activist and founder of, Heather Corinna, as our 2015 Sexual Health Champion. Heather will be presented with the award at our Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Day Breakfast Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver hotel. CBC’s Man about Town, the Fabulous Fred Lee, will host this exciting fundraising event. Sophisticated sex comedy duo, The Wet Spots, and the femme-fabulous singing extravaganza, Femme City Choir, will entertain.
I encourage you to purchase tickets to the SRH Day breakfast now as they are going fast. Please click below for ticket sales and event information.
Proceeds from this event will directly support Opt’s sexual and reproductive health services, education programs and Sex Sense information line.
The 2015 SRH Day breakfast is made possible by the support of our sponsors; Creative B’stro, NewGen Technologies, and the BC Teachers' Federation.
Sexual and Reproductive Health day is one day of the year when official attention is turned to how we can all best protect ourselves and ensure that we enjoy good sexual and reproductive health throughout the year and throughout our lives. One of the best ways to do this is to prevent, test and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and we think the best way to sum that up is:

 Heart Your Parts
When you Heart  Your Parts you enjoy them. 
When you Heart Your Parts you protect them. 
When you Heart Your Parts you get tested. 
When you Heart Your Parts you get treated.

I hope you will join me for breakfast on Thursday February 12th.
Thank you.

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Our annual fundraiser is coming up a week from today. It's going to be a wonderful event with a fascinating speaker (Heather Corinna), fabulous host (Fred Lee), marvellous entertainment (the Wet Spots and Femme City Choir), and delicious breakfast. What more can you ask for on a Thursday morning? Tickets are going fast. Get yours today at

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I'm honoured to be featured in the Vantage Point Leader's Corner. 
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