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

“He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.”

 Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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 [...]

Stumbling Stones of Berlin

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

"All of us must continue to insist that Nazis are not welcome, that we must keep the memory a [...]

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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