For Rehtaeh
For Rehtaeh 2018-04-11T18:14:08+00:00

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”

 Thomas Merton No Man Is an Island

Hi, I’m Glen Canning and welcome to my site. I live in Toronto, Canada, and write about my life, my daughter Rehtaeh Parsons, and sexual violence.  More on me is here and more about Rae is here or on her web site.

Latest Posts

#ManUpInspire @ManUpLDHSS

April 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Yesterday it was a full house at Ottawa's City Hall for the 2018 ManUp Conference. It was an [...]

A Tribute to Rehtaeh

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Originally posted on Huffington Post Canada - 5 Years Later, Rehtaeh's Tragedy Is A Story Of [...]

We Need to Talk About Suicide #EndTheStigma #MentalHealth

April 4th, 2018|1 Comment

Today in Canada approximately 11 people will end their lives by suicide and approximately 210 [...]

Five Years Ago Today We Said Goodbye #RehtaehParsons

April 3rd, 2018|7 Comments

Five years ago today I said goodbye to Rehtaeh for the last time. I picked her up from an app [...]

Voices For Equity Launches 😎🙌

March 30th, 2018|0 Comments

I'm incredibly happy to be part of this important speakers initiative. Conceived by internati [...]

Happy #NationalPuppyDay

March 23rd, 2018|1 Comment

Our pug Alice. She's just over a year old. Happy #NationalPuppyDay If you find you [...]

#InternationalWomensDay #IWD2018

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

"Let's be very clear: Strong men - men who are truly role models - don't need to put down wom [...]

Rehtaeh’s Police File

Update 14 Dec 2017: The Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada is now looking into the RCMP’s refusal to release her files.

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Rehtaeh Parsons

Rehtaeh Parsons ended her life on the 7th of April, 2013, following a gang sexual assault at a home located in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada. None of the four males who raped her were held accountable for their actions despite photographing the assault and bragging about what they did to her.

You can visit Rehtaeh’s memorial Facebook page here – Angel Rehtaeh.

Rehtaeh’s story is not unique. Having spoken to many high schools students since her death I would say there is a Rehtaeh Parsons in every school in the country.

Rehtaeh’s page is here.

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