About Me

I love my life and I’ve healed from a mountain of shit. Losing Rehtaeh to suicide changed every part of me and left me shell-shocked for years.

Today I still struggle, but it isn’t from fear or regret or any single thing that has to do with death. I want the days I have left, I want to enjoy them, and I want to be at peace when the sun goes down every night from now until my end.

I believe in being honest in my writing. When I write I use my experiences and heart so I may write things some people may find disappointing, like my lack of belief in God. I had that once, long ago and I can find no good reason to go back. I believe this is it; one life, one chance. Life it well!

I’m married to the most amazing person I’ve ever meet, and together we love sharing our time and adventures. Please feel free to follow along or leave a comment.

Thank you for visiting and we wish you peace,

Glen and Krista

TRAVEL

Travel

We love to travel and experience everything the world has to offer. Along the way we’ve gained some knowledge you can access here.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography

I’ve been taking photos since we lived in Edmonton, Alberta back in 1970. The first photos I took were of a vandalized car. My photography galleries and page is here.

HEALING

Healing

Healing is possible and life goes on. Healing can be found here.

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.

Experience and Skills

  • Photojournalist
  • Television News Camera Operator
  • Master Diver
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Mental Health First Aid (N.S. Certified)
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilot
  • Canadian Reserve Infantry
  • Published Author
  • Writer and Blogger
  • Apple Store Tech
  • High Artic Sub-Sea Exploration Expert
  • Sailor
  • Navigator

Northern Baffin Island – August 1994

Iceland – September 2017

Huffington Post Canada

Named one of Huffington Post Canada’s Top 50 Contributors. 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, and Drake.

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.

Please contact me via email: grcanning@gmail.com.