“You have no idea what it's like being a girl.”

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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.

Named one of Huffington Post Canada’s Top 50 Contributors.

Latest Blog Posts

20 Minutes

June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

WARNING: The film embedded in this story may be considered graphic and offensive to some viewers. It's hard to watch given what happened to my daughter, but this video is important to watch. This real-time, single take short film is a response to Dan Turner’s letter regarding his son, convicted sex offender, Brock Turner’s sentencing. In his letter, discussing the effects the trial and a prison sentence would have [...]

Happy Fathers Day

June 19th, 2016|1 Comment

"Years ago we used to play; He used to laugh when I ran away; But when I fell and hurt my knee; He would run to comfort me; And the pain would go away." ~ Unknown

‘Break the Silence’ by the Ngukkur #WhiteRibbon

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

With the help of White Ribbon Australia, the Ngukkur community in Arnhem Land is a finalist in this year's NT Song of the Year. The children in the video wrote 'Break the Silence' together. This is both an inspiring video to watch and share as well as a powerful message against violence. You can cast your vote here. They definitely deserve it! BREAK THE SILENCE PREChorus We gotta stand up and make a [...]

Truth in a Parody Video #BrockTurner

June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

The Onion produced a parody video five years ago titled, 'College Basketball Star Heroically Overcomes Tragic Rape He Committed.' When it comes to the truth, especially in light of the words Turner's father read in court, it's amazing how close this video comes to revealing the mindset of those who rape and of those who support them. "As it stands now, Brock's life has been deeply altered forever by [...]

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

Happy Fathers Day

June 19th, 2016|1 Comment

"Years ago we used to play; He used to laugh when I ran away; [...]


June 11th, 2016|0 Comments

This is Ozzy. He's a pug who came into my life after a dozen frantic [...]

Letters from Elementary School #RehtaehParsons

May 31st, 2016|1 Comment

Last week I was handed an envelope of letters from Katimavik Elementary School. Grade eights there [...]