“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

 Muhammad Ali

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.


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 Dispatches

29Jan, 2017

Today We’re All Refugees #WelcometoCanada #NoBan

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24Jan, 2017

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9Jan, 2017

I Was Seven Years Old #AMS #CSA

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4Jan, 2017

CONSENT IS NOT A GREY AREA

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1Jan, 2017

Happy New Year

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25Dec, 2016

Dispatches from Cyberspace – Christmas 2016

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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 Birthday Rae

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Rehtaeh wo [...]

Advance Harmony by Rehtaeh Parsons

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Yesterday [...]

Rehtaeh near the Santa Monica Pier

November 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Rehtaeh near the Santa Monica Pier

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