Together We Can: Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women

12 May 2014 – Together We Can: Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women

What can boys and men do about violence against women? Glen Canning, Rehtaeh Parsons’ father, will help answer this question at our upcoming speaker series event. Join us for this honest and compelling discussion about positive masculinity.

With recent events on university campuses in the city and beyond, many men in the community want to help. Now’s the time to step up.

Our panel of speakers will touch on questions including: What does it mean to be a man? What lessons can we draw from high profile events—both good and bad—in terms of how we view and treat women? How can boys and men model positive behaviours?

Let’s talk. Together, we can make a difference.


  • Glen Canning, activist and Rehtaeh Parsons’ father
  • Chief Charles Bordeleau, Ottawa Police Service
  • Caroline Andrew,Chair, University of Ottawa Task Force on Respect and Equality
  • Councillor Shad Qadri, Chair, Crime Prevention Ottawa Board of Directors

Chair: Adrian Harewood, Anchor, CBC News: Ottawa

When: Monday, May 12, 2014 from 10:00 am to12:00 noon. Coffee at 10 am, program at 10:30 am
Where: City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers)
Questions will be encouraged in both official languages.
R.S.V.P. to Crime Prevention Ottawa at or 613-580-2424 ext. 22454
*Please note that space is limited.*