Today in Canada, 10 people will end their lives by suicide; 200 others will attempt so. For each death by suicide, between 7 and 10 people left behind are profoundly affected. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for everyone in the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, [...]

2018-09-10T10:41:46+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

The Dog

This touching tribute to "The Dog" is in a Toronto park where we walk Alice. Willy must have been a very special companion. My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, It comes from the love in my dog's eyes. Unknown Poet If you find yourself in a bad place please reach out to a safe person. If you know someone who could use a listener [...]

2018-09-03T21:24:57+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Random Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on The Dog

Judge Nancy Spies Rules Intoxicated Men Not Responsible For Rape

As if going to court wasn't hard enough for victims, Ontario Superior Court Judge Nancy Spies has ruled intoxication is now a defence for rape. The ruling clears the way for anyone accused of sexual assault to simply say they were to drunk to be guilty. This right on the heels of Nova Scotia Judge Gregory Lenehan's not guilty verdict after a c [...]

2018-08-30T15:50:32+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Random Posts, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Healing from Assault Is Almost Impossible Without Family Support

This is an article I was interviewed for to share my thoughts on how families can support survivors of sexual assault. *Trigger warning* This article contains references to sexual assault Article by Katherine Singh for FLARE Magazine (AUG 17, 2018) “There was kind of a moment of regret,” recalls Madi Fuller. She was sitting in a police stati [...]

2018-08-29T23:21:18+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , |Comments Off on Healing from Assault Is Almost Impossible Without Family Support

It’s Called Mélancolie

I can’t imagine any other image that could make someone understand what it feels like. The quite emptiness, the void, the weight of this eternal sadness. This sculpture is simply called Mélancolie. It was created by Romanian artist Albert Gyorgy and is located in Geneva, Switzerland. If you find yourself in a bad place please reach [...]

2018-08-07T23:24:52+00:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Random Posts|2 Comments

Open Letter to Doug Ford by Rayne Fisher-Quann

Head Organizer Rayne Fisher-Quann's speech at the March for Our Education rally in Toronto, 21 July 2018. Please give her a follow and say thanks - Rayne on Twitter. "Hey everyone!! As some of you know, yesterday was the March for Our Education protest. I can't express enough how incredible of an experience it was for me, and how amazing it [...]

2018-07-24T09:38:49+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Open Letter to Doug Ford by Rayne Fisher-Quann

CBC Radio Interview with Katie Simpson #SexEdSavesLives

This is an interview I did (13 July 2018) with CBC's Katie Simpson regarding Doug Ford's plan to scrap Ontario's sex-ed curriculum. "Rehtaeh Parsons's father, Glen Canning, explains why he strongly disagrees with the Ontario government's decision to scrap its modernized sex education curriculum." If you find yourself in a bad place p [...]

2018-07-15T14:00:07+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons, Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on CBC Radio Interview with Katie Simpson #SexEdSavesLives

Rest in Peace Ashlee

Ashlee Kearse, a vibrant Nova Scotian who was shot and paralyzed during a home invasion in 2015, passed away this morning. Ashlee was only 23 and showed a great deal of courage as she struggled to walk again. Our thoughts are with her mom Wendy, her family, and her friends. You will be missed Ashlee. Your smile, even in your worst days, was in [...]

2018-07-05T11:25:49+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Random Posts|Comments Off on Rest in Peace Ashlee

Male Students Host #ManUpInspire Conference on Ending Violence Against Women

CPAC made a video of the conference we had in April. You can check it out here - CPAC Video. #ManUpInspire @ManUpLDHSS Students from the Man Up group at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School in Ottawa host their fourth annual Man Up Inspire Conference at city hall to address men’s roles in reducing violence against women. Guest speake [...]

2018-06-26T09:54:06+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Violence Against Women|Tags: |Comments Off on Male Students Host #ManUpInspire Conference on Ending Violence Against Women

#ManUpInspire @ManUpLDHSS

Yesterday it was a full house at Ottawa's City Hall for the 2018 ManUp Conference. It was an honour to be there and meet the young men who are tackling issues around gender based violence.This years event was hosted by TSN's Ian Mendes and we discussed men's objectification of women and non-violent intervention strategies. It was great to have [...]

2018-04-27T17:06:48+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Engaging Men|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on #ManUpInspire @ManUpLDHSS
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