Carla sees the role of MPP as being the voice for her community at Queen’s Park.
“Because the representative for the Riding of Cambridge, I’m determined to be well researched on the problems I address and vote on. Crucial a part of that research is listening fastidiously to my community as all of us work together for a greater future for everybody.”
An extended-time Cambridge resident, Carla Johnson is an educator, creator, enthusiastic community volunteer and galvanizing public speaker.
Carla spent her profession as a charismatic middle school teacher. She has a passion for youth involvement and a desire to empower young people to have a powerful political voice.
“The voice of young people is important in politics. Environmental instability together with media tension and other aspects are contributing to youth mental health struggles at an astounding rate.”
Carla believes community spirit is the center of a superb society. She launched CMH Lunch Is On Us, an initiative that fed hospital employees 3,000 free lunches in the course of the early crisis of COVID-19. She has seen and heard first-hand the struggles of nurses in the course of the pandemic, and is a powerful proponent of accelerating support for this vital a part of our healthcare system.
More recently, Carla served on the Cambridge Poppy Project team, a group of art installations of over 33,000 hand-knit and crocheted poppies for Remembrance 2021. She has self-published two books and was the V.P. of Corporate Affairs for the Bravo Group in Mississauga supporting start-up businesses across the province. An completed singer and piano player, Carla has a passion for the humanities.
Carla and her husband Steven raised their child here in Cambridge. Because the mother of a trans non-binary person, Carla is a champion for the Green Party’s values of inclusion and variety.
She has built strong connections across the various parts of our city. An engaged listener and a confident advocate, Carla is a caring bridge builder, dedicated to serving her community.