Lisa was born in Montreal, and moved between Belleville (Ontario) and Coolum Beach (Australia), before completing high school in Canning, Nova Scotia.
She is an avid urban gardener and urban cyclist. Lisa plans an annual backcountry canoe trip to Kejimikujik National Park, and enjoys hiking, especially to waterfalls, or in mountains. She loves travelling and has visited dozens of countries on six continents.
Lisa and her partner Heather were one of the first legally-married couples under equal marriage in Ontario (2003). They have two children: Jason Atsiaq (17) and Keira-Jill (14).