Who am I? Good question. You more than likely know me as Rehtaeh Parsons dad. What defined my life a few short years ago is nothing like the days that define me now. I’ve lost a lot, gained a lot, and I’ve grown a lot. Now I think of myself as an activist. I do the things I’ve always loved – photography – but they have a new place in my day.
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.
Videographer/Television (ENG) Camera Operator
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (HB/HC)
Mental Health First Aid (N.S. Certified)
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilot
1. the doctrine or practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving environmental, political or other goals, sometimes by demonstrations, protests, etc.