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Join us in supporting the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

A graphic shows the cover of My Daughter Rehtaeh Parsons to the right. To the left, text reads: August 3 to 31 / Join us in supporting the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre.

The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault and abuse. They raise awareness, support those who have experienced sexualized violence, hold sexual perpetrators accountable, and influence social and systemic change.

$1.00 from every copy of My Daughter Rehtaeh Parsons sold at Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores and on from August 3 – 31, 2021 will go to The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre. No part of the purchase price may be deducted as a charitable contribution.

Written by Rehtaeh’s father, Glen Canning, with the assistance of award-winning journalist Susan McClelland, My Daughter Rehtaeh Parsons tells the difficult story of a gifted teenager with boundless curiosity and a love for family, science, and the natural world, whose life was suddenly derailed when she went to a friend’s house for a sleepover.

"Not every book tells a beautiful story. Some tell hard ones. This is one of those."
— The Miramichi Reader
"Canning’s book does more than just tell the story behind the headlines."
— Winnipeg Free Press

The Avalon Centre has a personal connection to Rehtaeh’s story. The Centre was one of the few places where Rehtaeh found help. It was also where Rehtaeh’s family found support after her death. Says Glenn Canning, “I cannot stress enough how much I appreciate everything Avalon did for Rehtaeh, did for me as her father, and continue to do for victims of sexual assault. Rehtaeh knew they truly cared about her and that made all the difference in the world.”

If you’d like to know more, please visit And if you’d like to find out more about Rehtaeh’s story and at the same time support the important work of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, consider purchasing a copy of My Daughter Rehtaeh Parsons at your nearest Indigo, Chapters, or Coles, or online at during the month of August.

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