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International Day Against Homophobia Breakfast 2012


Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 AM (PDT)

International Day Against Homophobia Breakfast 2012

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QMUNITY and Vancity

Present the

8th Annual International Day Against Homophobia Breakfast 


In recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia, we are delighted to host our 8th Annual Awareness Event on Thursday, May 17th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver




Thursday, May 17th  2012

Program: 8am - 10am, Doors: 7:00am

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

Event Host: Kathryn Gretsinger

Tables cost 10 x individual ticket price on the date of purchase.If you are ordering tickets for a group you may want to think about buying a table of 10.

Speakers include:



Sponsors for IDAH's 2012 event include:


Kelly Worrall, Producer Electronic Arts, will speak to us about her transition from man to woman while working in the video game industry at Electronic Arts. As a transgendered woman who exists in the corporate environment, Kelly takes an active hand in promoting best practices for creating productive and gender-fluid workplaces.  More


16 year veteran of the video game industry, and currently a producer of sports titles at Electronic Arts in Burnaby, Kelly also serves as a member of EA's Diversity Guild.  She currently serves as Secretary on the steering committee of the Trans Alliance Society.  Originally from Virginia, USA, Kelly loves to play guitar, eat food that is absolutely awful for her and Skype with her three children, who reside in Singapore


Jim Sinclair, President of the BC Federation of Labour, has a voice as representative of 54 unions and 450,000 private and public sector employees in the province and will speak about the importance of labour supporting LGBT workers in their places of employment. More (He was elected to that position in 1999 after serving more than 18 years in the United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union - CAW. During his career in the fishing industry Jim served as associate editor of the Fisherman's Newspaper, Health and Safety Director, staff representative and spent the last eight years as an elected leader of the union.   During his term at the Federation of Labour, the federation has grown by more than 75,000 members as unions representing teachers, nurses and worker's compensation board employees joined the central labour body.   Jim began his working career as a journalist, working in both radio and print media. He was editor and contributor to Crossing the Line, a book on the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also served on the board of the Vancouver Richmond Health Authority for four years and on the board of B.C. Hydro for four years.) Kasey D. Reese, MBA, CIA, CCSA VP Risk Management & Chief Internal Auditor Telus Communications, will speak to us about his personal journey, the importance of LGBTQ Resource Groups within the workforce and how embracing LGBTQ is good for business. More Kasey Reese joined TELUS (Canada's second largest telecommunications company) as the Vice President for Risk Management and Chief Internal Auditor in July 2002. Since joining the team, he has redesigned TELUS' enterprise risk assessment approach, reengineered the internal audit processes, and has moved the risk management department (which includes internal audit; business continuity planning; ethics; insurance, claims, and property risk governance; and environment risk management and Corporate Social Responsibility reporting) to a high performing, leadership development team model. In addition, he and his teams have partnered with stakeholders across the Company to help TELUS achieve significant and sustained external recognition for  TELUS’ CSR leadership and enterprise risk governance.  Prior to this, he enjoyed an 18 year career at Ameritech/SBC Communications (now AT&T) where he energized strategic change in a variety of leadership roles. Kasey holds an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago. He has extensive experience facilitating risk and CSA sessions and has presented at a number of Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) and Conference Board functions in Canada and at the national US and local level over the past fourteen years. Kasey currently represents TELUS on the Advisory Board of The Conference Board of Canada’s Strategic Risk Council and in January 2009 was appointed to TELUS’ Diversity and Inclusion Council.


Gold Sponsors:

       Henriquez WestBank   

Silver sponsors:

Meridian Fortune 



Bronze & Venue Sponsors       


        FountainHead Pub    Hotel Vancouver   PSAV


 Media Sponsors :

Gay Vancouver     Pinq     Vrag




Have questions about International Day Against Homophobia Breakfast 2012? Contact QMUNITY

When & Where

900 West Georgia St
Vancouver, V6C 2W6

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 AM (PDT)

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