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About Glen Canning

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.

Experience and Skills

  • Photojournalist
  • Videographer/Television (ENG) Camera Operator
  • Master Diver
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (HB/HC)
  • Electronic Technician
  • 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.

Rehtaeh Parsons

I have a page set up that is dedicated to Rehtaeh’s life and her case. You can find it here. You can also read more about Rae at the Rehtaeh Parsons Society website or on her memorial Facebook page.

Rehtaeh’s story has made a lot of necessary and positive changes. Changes to the Criminal Code of Canada were important but not nearly as important as seeing many young people stand up for what is right. We have heard back from many of them and their parents. It helps a great deal to know she has made a difference in the world.

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My Social Media Profiles


Huffington Post Canada

On the 5th Anniversary of Huffington Post Canada I was named as a Top 50 Contributor for my writing on Rehtaeh, sexual violence, and issues of consent. It’s humbling to be named alongside Prime Minister Trudeau, astronaut Chris Hadfield, musician Drake, photographer and friend Donovan Mahoney, and many others.

I am especially honored to know fellow advocates Raffi, Jean-Paul Bédard, and Carol Todd.

Click the image below to see my Huffington Post profile.

Huffington Post Canada

Recent Photos

About My Site

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