Laine Johnson grew up in a co-op in River Ward, attended Canterbury High School and got both her undergraduate in Psychology and her Masters in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at Carleton University.
Laine has held Executive leadership positions with Synapcity, a local non-profit devoted to public participation with the City of Ottawa, as well as CCOC, a non-profit housing corporation. She is a co-founder of the Ottawa Community Land Trust. She has worked with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, the Public Policy Forum, and the Great Canadian Theatre Company. As a volunteer, she worked with Ottawa Victim Services and the Ottawa Art Gallery. She has been a board member with Just Change.
She now lives in College Ward with her husband, a small business owner, and their two young children.