Lisa Freeman's passionate efforts to bring reasonable change to the policies and procedures of the Parole Board of Canada has led her to be a well known advocate of Victim Rights. Her story has been widely shared in national and community newspapers across Canada and the United States, and her battle with the Parole Board has led to front page coverage by the Toronto Sun. She has been featured on Global National News, and is a multiple guest on CBC Television and Radio. Lisa is a regular speaker at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) In 2014, the Parole Board of Canada, based on Lisa's complaints and tenacity, made a change around the naming of Victims of Crime during panel hearings and was tabled in Parliament. Now, the Parole Board must ask how people how they wish to be introduced, or not to be introduced at all. In recognition of her Advocacy work, Lisa was awarded the Canada 150 Medal, for making a difference in her community and across the country.
Lisa is the Author of She Won't Be Silenced- A True Story, which tells of her father's murder and her struggle to find justice within the Parole Board of Canada.