RCMP failed to provide support or guidance for Lisa's family

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Lisa's family members were not provided emotional support, and were given no guidance or advice to assist with their own extensive search efforts.


It is very clear that the police did not respond in a proper way...It was members of her Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation...who conducted searches on their own, without the aid of the RCMP.
House of Commons, Ottawa Parliament, October 8, 2020 (MP Paul Manly)[1]

Lisa's family received an outpouring of support from the communities, but very little support from, or guidance by, the RCMP.[2] [3][4]

It was not until 2018 that a support worker met with a family member to discuss Lisa's file.[5][6]


  1. MP Paul Manly, Parliament, Ottawa (Oct 8, 2020), House of Commons Debate #12 - October 8, 2020 (43-2) at 1525 hoc20201008
  2. Allison Crowe, Native Women's Association of Canada (May 1, 2015), Story Telling — Lisa Marie Young nw20150501
  3. Andrea Smith, Tyee (Jan 21, 2020), On Vancouver Island, Beaders Find a Way to Aid Search for MMIWG tt20200121
  4. Ian Holmes, NanaimoNewsNow (June 28, 2020), Annual Lisa Young march draws energized crowd to downtown Nanaimo nnn20200628
  5. Nora O'Malley, Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly (July 11, 2018), Sweet 16 and still missing tuw20180711
  6. Jeff Bell, Times Colonist (June 28, 2020), Remembering Lisa Marie Young, 18 years after she disappeared tc20200628
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