Grief Retreat ….Sept 16th – 18th


In a beautiful setting in rural Nova Scotia we will gather to share our love for our children. We will laugh and cry! We will engage in nature of life and leave feeling connected and loved. Isnt that what life is all about? We still have spots available. Come join us. Read More »

Rae’s Awareness Walk

IMG_6751 - 3rd Annual Walk

My heart overflowed with love on April 9th. I am often away spreading Rehtaeh’s message and trying to promote change and sometimes it feels like my province of Nova Scotia doesn’t support the continual work. However, I saw the care and support on this important day and it lifted my very heavy heart. After a long rough emotional week I ... Read More »

3rd Annual Memorial Walk – Rae’s Awareness

RAPE Walk 3rd Annual

April 9th at 1pm we hold our Annual Walk to Rae’s Awareness about Sexualized Violence Pledge sheets are available After our walk we will provide snacks/speakers/entertainment All are welcome We will be taking a community pledge to “keep each other safe” and placing stones along our route. Join Us! Sexualized Violence affects ALL of us. Read More »

Semi Colon Fundraiser Tattoo – National Suicide Prevention week


World Suicide Preventation/Awareness Day is Sept 10th. We will host this event to help bring awareness of the prevalence of Suicide and the struggles people face.The Rehtaeh Parsons Society will be joined by Six Points Tattoo Parlour to raise funds and help reduce the stigma of mental health. We will be having a two day tattoo fundraiser. The semi colon ... Read More »

Grief and the family..2yrs4months


Saying… Two years 4months today it takes my breath away for so many reasons. Lately I’ve been reflecting on the heart. How the heart actually constricts during and following a traumatic event. Then we tend to walk with shoulders forward, feel tightness in our diaphragms (from irregular breathing) and overall a tightness in our bodies. All ways to escape the ... Read More »

The Gift of Life and the Comfort of Love

The first organ recipient letter came a few months ago. It was from a man in his 30’s who, thanks to Rehtaeh’s gift, will be able to watch his two year old daughter grow up. Rehtaeh’s mother has actually been in touch with him and they are hoping to meet someday. It was a beautifully written letter and it came ... Read More »

The Rape of Rehtaeh Parsons

Most of what you are about to read was written months ago. Some of it by me and some of it by a person who I will not name for legal reasons. This information came forward following the death of my daughter and it is the main reason her case was reopened. As much as possible I’m not going to ... Read More »

Rehtaeh Parsons was my daughter


My daughter was three years old when we went to watch Babe: Pig in the City. There’s a part in the movie when Babe knocks over a goldfish bowl and the fish falls onto the floor and starts flopping around. When this happened Rae suddenly stood up on her chair in the movie theatre and started screaming for someone to ... Read More »