/Tag: Rehtaeh Parsons

ManUp @ManUpLDHSS

Last week I had the honour to attend a ManUp meeting in Ottawa to discuss the role young men play in ending violence against women. Rehtaeh's life mattered to these guys enough that they've taken it upon themselves to do something about her tragic story and do what they can do so it doesn't happen to someone else. When I look back at the past [...]

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: , |0 Comments

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

A Tribute to Rehtaeh

Originally posted on Huffington Post Canada - 5 Years Later, Rehtaeh's Tragedy Is A Story Of Hope Five years isn't a very long time when you live under the umbrella of loss and grief. I wanted to write something to honour the memory of my daughter Rehtaeh on the fifth anniversary of her death but words fail me. What can I say that I haven't [...]

2018-04-09T17:52:40+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: |Comments Off on A Tribute to Rehtaeh

We Need to Talk About Suicide #EndTheStigma #MentalHealth

Today in Canada approximately 11 people will end their lives by suicide and approximately 210 others will attempt it. Five years ago my daughter was one of those people, and five years later the pain is just as great as it ever was. If regrets and grief were dirt, I could shovel a mountain and still not find the answers I need to explain this. [...]

Five Years Ago Today We Said Goodbye #RehtaehParsons

Five years ago today I said goodbye to Rehtaeh for the last time. I picked her up from an appointment with a counsellor and drove her home to her mom's house in Cole Harbour. The trip took about twenty minutes and I replay it in my head always. I'm so grateful her last words to me were "I love you dad." As am I grateful my last words to her we [...]

2018-04-04T11:59:01+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |7 Comments

Thank You Australia and New Zealand #RehtaehParsons

Recently, Rehtaeh's movie, No Place to Hide, was shown in Australia and New Zealand. We always know where it's being broadcast because of all the emails and messages we receive. To everyone who has reached out with words of kindness and support from across the world - THANK YOU!!! ❤️❤️❤️ It's heartwarming to know her name and story has reached [...]

2018-01-15T09:52:42+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , |Comments Off on Thank You Australia and New Zealand #RehtaehParsons

Access to Information Complaint Against the RCMP #RehtaehParsons

Yesterday morning I filed a complaint with The Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for violating Canada's Access to Information Act. Recently, the Globe and Mail posted a story by Robyn Doolittle about making requests for police records. In it she says she finds that it usually takes "betw [...]

2017-12-11T20:25:14+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Goodbye Ozzy #RehtaehParsons

Early this morning we said goodbye to our little guy, Ozzy. He was 13 years old. I first met Ozzy at the SPCA after I received a frantic call from Rehtaeh. She was 10 years old at the time and did volunteer work there. Someone abandoned a six month old pug and that was it. Rehtaeh was holding me to my word that some day I'd get a small dog. Ra [...]

2017-07-09T12:56:01+00:00July 9th, 2017|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Barry Winters Gets His Day #Edmonton #RehtaehParsons

Some  content may be NSFW. Barry Winters finally got the wish he's had for years. He's finally a famous blogger. Edmonton police said Winters was arrested in connection with the operation of multiple hate-based websites, dating back to 2012. Winters has been writing since at least 2009, although many of his older blog posts have been removed [...]

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