What We Do

We are a non-profit society focused on wellness through the education, awareness and prevention of sexualized violence and cyber-abuse.

Education and Awareness

We perform outreach to schools, youth groups, first responders and community members and present at a variety of conferences with a focus on empowering individuals. This outreach could include public speaking, campaigns, community awareness events and/or supportive programs.

Support for Others

We support individuals struggling emotionally from the trauma of sexualized violence and cyber-harassment. Donations are made towards other local agencies “doing it right”. We also support programs/agencies near and dear to Rehtaeh’s passions such as art, animals and reading.

Making a Difference

We collaborate with various agencies to affect policy and procedures relating to cyber-abuse, sexualized violence and youth mental health. This could include reforms in education, mental health and/or law enforcement.


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Making Changes

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Rehtaeh Anne Parsons was born to Leah Parsons and Glen Canning on December 9, 1995, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their beloved daughter left this world on April 7, 2013, at the age of 17. In addition to her parents, she left behind two darling sisters, Temyson and Teaghan, who both live in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia with Leah. Rehtaeh (often called ‘Rae’ by her family and by those close to her) was a free spirit and thinker. A ‘straight A’ student for most of her life, she liked science, biology, history, the arts, and learning about life. She was a passionate painter who found beauty in things others overlooked. Rehtaeh was known for her love of animals and expressed a deep sense of love, devotion, and empathy to animals in need. A compassionate heart, Rae felt for those less fortunate and never wanted to hurt others. Those who knew her were proud to call her daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend.

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About Leah Parsons

Leah is an award winning change maker, compassionate global steward and powerful keynote presenter who speaks from the heart. Her love for her daughter and determination to make things right gave her the courage and tenacity to go public with Rehtaeh’s story, advocate for her daughter and ensure that changes were made. Leah has appeared in news articles all over the world, been featured in countless media segments, documentaries, appeared on the Dr Phil show and has had personal meetings with heads of state. She continues to honour her daughter’s life by educating and keeping the conversation moving forward.Leah speaks at schools, communities and various conferences across Canada reaching thousands of people. Leah’s belief is that we can and must challenge the thinking and mindset of people of all ages regarding sexualized violence, cyber-harassment and mental health. “By saying no to the “status quo” and challenging societal norms- we create a strong desire for change one community at a time. It’s time! ”
Leah Parsons
Leah Parsons

Rae's Awareness Items

Below are a selection of items available for purchase. Please use the contact us page to send us a message with the sizes and colours that you're interested in and you'll receive a confirmation email including shipping costs. Payments are via paypal or email transfer.

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