OPP Mark National Day Of Remembrance And Action On Violence Against Women
Today marks the annual National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. A candlelight vigil will be held at the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Headquarters, paying tribute to the 14 women who were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal, as well as each and every woman in Ontario whose life have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence.
This year's event attendees will hear from Glen Canning. 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 4, 2013, following months of cyber-abuse and victim blaming. Mr. Canning has spoken about Rehtaeh's case internationally and across Canada.
The OPP encourages members of the public to watch the livestream of Glen Canning's presentation on Facebook Live (@ontarioprovincialpolice) on Thursday, December 6 between 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. EST. All members of the media and public are invited to live-stream.