“Then I remember the first unthinkable thing that popped into my head when my daughter told me: it would be so much worse if I had found out my son was a rapist. That I really would not know how to deal with.”

 Anonymous

BIO – Glen Canning is an advocate for victims of sexual assault. He is the father of Rehtaeh Anne Parsons, a Nova Scotia teenager who was sexually assaulted by four males at a home near Halifax in November 2011. Rehtaeh ended her life April 4th, 2013, following months of cyber-abuse and victim blaming. Glen has spoken about Rehtaeh’s case internationally and across Canada. Along with his daughter’s mother, Leah Parsons, he has helped bring about changes to the Criminal Code of Canada. For his work, Glen and Leah, along with Amanda Todd’s mother Carol, received the Rosalind Prober Award for Advocacy in 2013.

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Rehtaeh in Varadero, Cuba

May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

A huge thanks to my dear friend Julie. You rock :-)

#MoreThanMean

April 30th, 2016|0 Comments

#MoreThanMean is a video that shows men reading real comments to female sports reporters. It's disturbing how some men act towards women online (and offline). What these pathetic trolls write is sickening and shows how little they have in common with decent people. Source: http://justnotsports.com #MoreThanMean Tweets

Rehtaeh in New York City

April 30th, 2016|0 Comments

When we were in New York City (July 2014), we wrote Rehtaeh's name on the Brooklyn Bridge. Beautiful city. We're hoping to go back someday soon. :)

Rehtaeh in Akumal, Mexico

April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

We (me and Krista) headed to Akumal, Mexico last week for a much needed break. HA!! Not with my family. But it was a lot of fun and we enjoyed great company and spending time with people we love! We wrote Rehtaeh's name on the beach with some coral, shells, and rocks. She would have loved it here.

Rehtaeh Anne Parsons

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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Posts About Rehtaeh

Rehtaeh in Varadero, Cuba

May 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

A huge thanks to my dear friend Julie. You rock :-) [...]

Rehtaeh in New York City

April 30th, 2016|0 Comments

When we were in New York City (July 2014), we wrote Rehtaeh's name on the [...]

Rehtaeh in Akumal, Mexico

April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

We (me and Krista) headed to Akumal, Mexico last week for a much needed [...]