Tag Archives: bullying

A Special Thank You

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We would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday as well las al the people who followed our launch. It was very successful and we had lots of people come forward dot sign up to help end violence against women, bullying, and sexual assault. The fist step is talking and we have come a long way as far ... Read More »

Bill C-13

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Version française ci-dessous May 13, 2014 The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights Ottawa, Ont., CANADA Mr. Chair, Good morning and thank you for allowing me to come here today and express my thoughts on Bill C-13. My name is Glen Canning. In April of 2013 my daughter, Rehtaeh Parsons, ended her life following a very ... Read More »

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“I RISE because knowing what’s right means nothing unless I DO what’s right” – Alyna Nanji 12 year old Alyna is a grade 7 student in the Toronto District School Board System. She is an ambassador for Peace Tree International promoting peace, diversity, inclusivity and gender equality at every opportunity. She spoke yesterday at the One Billion Rising event in ... Read More »

One Billion Rising Toronto Rally at Yonge-Dundas

Arrived safely in Toronto and looking forward to sharing my voice in the One Billion Rising Toronto Public Rally today at Yonge-Dundas Square.  “We come together at Yonge-Dundas Square to show our solidarity, to take up space, to add our own voices and to send a clear message, from both women and men, that violence against women will not be tolerated in ... Read More »

Cyberbullying legislation to be announced

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Welcome news this morning.   Related articles Conservatives set to introduce cyberbullying legislation Federal government to table bill aimed at combating cyberbullying Cyberbullying law promised in throne speech takes aim at online abuse Statement from Ministers Blaney and MacKay on Bullying Awareness Week Read More »

International Stop Cyberbullying Youth Summit

A lot of people wanted me to teach them (the kids) about cyberbullying. I don’t need to, they know about cyberbullying. What they don’t know about is what they can do to get help and what they can do to help others and how they can stop it. That’s what we’re going to help them to understand. ~Parry Aftab This past ... Read More »

Government to focus on protecting the most vulnerable victims – children.

Imagine yourself in this situation: without their knowledge, your child has a sexually graphic photo taken of them. The photo fits the legal definition of child pornography and you know who took it and who is distributing it. You pass this information on to police and they open an investigation. The image ends up being shared across an entire school ... Read More »

One Year After Amanda’s Death

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I’m struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I’m not doing this for attention. I’m doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. ~ Amanda Todd It’s hard to believe a year ago today Amanda Todd’s precious life ended. Her mom, Carol, has written what I know would ... Read More »

The Centre for Gender Advocacy – Concordia

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to speak at Concordia University about the issues surrounding Rehtaeh’s life and death. I was asked to come as a keynote speaker by the Centre for Gender Advocacy as part of a larger event series: Another Word for Gender: an intro to feminist organizing & action. These are some truly an amazing group of ... Read More »

Bullying: when schools are the bystander

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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu Rita-Clare LeBlanc had reached the darkest moment of her young life. The months of bullying at her high school had taken a toll and she decided to end her life and become yet another statistic of Nova Scotia’s abysmal bullying record. ... Read More »