Who is LAYNE?

Layne is an extraordinary force on a mission to create a more inclusive, accepting, and compassionate world.

Their engaging and emotional speeches are delivered with an authenticity that resonates on a deeper level to bring people together and drive meaningful change.

Layne is...

About Layne, The Auctionista


When delivering keynote addresses, speeches, and workshops, Layne takes participants on a compelling journey of self-discovery. Their interactive and engaging experiences involve storytelling, role playing and group activities that bring people together and move them to action.

By stimulating open dialogues and breaking down barriers, Layne fosters understanding, while providing support and education for 2SLGBTQ+.

In granting participants permission to fail, Layne builds trust. This encourages people to take the necessary risks required to drive change, creating a more compassionate and kinder world.

As an Event Emcee, Layne’s professionalism, charm and effortless humor captivates guests from start to finish, ensuring your event is both memorable and engaging. With quick wit, a deep understanding of event dynamics and an exceptional ability to read any audience, Layne’s hosting skills guarantee seamless segments. Layne energizes, and naturally connects with audiences, keeping them feeling excited to be part of the experience.


Driven by an unyielding commitment to dismantle prejudices and foster understanding, Layne’s, infectious energy and deep-rooted belief in human potential have touched countless lives.

An advocate for social impact, their work as The Auctionista has raised over $40 million for charity. They champion the idea that no challenge is insurmountable, and no dream is unattainable.


Prior to becoming Canada’s Top Fundraising Auctioneer, and creating a powerhouse company, Layne successfully pivoted from working as a Financial Advisor to Director of Development at an Ontario-based charity. Through their determination and perseverance, they decided to take the leap and reinvent the role of auctioneer. Now, Layne is one of the most coveted and respected auctioneers in the fundraising space, with a sparkling reputation for personal storytelling that connects. Layne is continually moving the dial on philanthropy and strengthening communities across the globe. An experienced not-for-profit fundraiser, and performer with unparalleled energy and charisma, Layne is a game-changer in the live fundraising landscape.


Layne’s unique blend of passion, authenticity, and unwavering dedication sets them apart as a catalyst for positive change; inspiring others to join them on their journey towards a more accepting and compassionate future, where success has no barriers.

About Layne, The Auctionista

Our Mission Statement

At Layne Talent Inc., we proudly champion Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) as fundamental pillars of our ethos. We believe that diversity fosters innovation, equity ensures fairness, inclusion drives collaboration, and belonging cultivates a sense of community.

We are committed to creating an environment where individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences feel valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

Together, we will build a more inclusive and equitable future where everyone can thrive and we encourage our clients and partners to join us on this journey of growth.

Our Clients

When you choose Layne, they become a part of your team to lead you to success.

We’ve worked with organizations in a variety of sectors and brought them incredible results!

Layne's health care clients


Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce

Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario

Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners

Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Alzheimer Society Thunder Bay

Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington

Bethell Hospice

Brant Community Healthcare System Foundation

Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora

Canadian Mental Health Association, Oxford

Canadian Mental Health Association, Parry Sound

Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation

Cancer Assistance Program

Carpenter Hospice

Dorothy Ley Hospice

Durham and Community Health Care Foundation

Headwaters Healthcare Foundation

Heart of Hastings Hospice

Homewood Health

Hospice Peterborough

Hospice Simcoe

Hospice Waterloo

Hospice West Parry Sound

Hospice Whitby

Humber River Hospital Foundation

Huron Hospice

Huron Shores Hospice

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation

Kidney Foundation of Northern Alberta and Territories

Lissard House

London Health Sciences Foundation

YWCA Toronto

March of Dimes

Milton District Hospital Foundation

Northwood Foundation

Oakville Hospital Foundation

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

Ronald McDonald House, South Central Ontario

Saakate House

Serenity House Hospice

Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation

St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation

St. Joseph’s Hospice

St. Joseph's Villa Foundation

Stratford Perth Hospice

The Children’s Foundation

Trillium Health Partners

VON Durham

VON Oxford – Sakura Hospice

West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation

Women’s College Hospital Foundation

social justic and activism client's of Layne, The Auctionista

Social Justice & Activism

Action Against Hunger Canada


Birchway Niagara

Caledon Community Services

Creating Alternatives

Credit Valley Conservation Foundation

Dare To Be Youth Foundation

Dress for Success Barrie-Orillia

Front Line Outreach

Girls Inc. Durham

George Hull Foundation

Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis

Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph

Georgetown Hospital Foundation

Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation

Grand River Hospital Foundation

Hats On For Awareness

Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity

Jessica’s House

My Fairy Godfathers Foundation

National Wildlife Centre

Rainbow Railroad

Tim Hortons Foundation Camps

War Child

YWCA Hamilton



Art Gallery of Burlington

Art Gallery of Guelph

Art Gallery of Thunder Bay

Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Cameco Capitol Arts Centre

Elgin Theatre

Grand Theatre

Guelph Museums, City of Guelph

London Children’s Museum

Museum London

Theatre Collingwood

The Arts Project

Private Sector client's of Layne

Private Sector

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Balpex Inc Tradeshow

Brands for Canada

Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Calgary Changemakers School

Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP)

City of London


Milton Chamber of Commerce

PCMA Canada East

Ontario Student Leadership Camps

Professional Engineers Ontario

REALTORS® Association of London and St. Thomas

REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington



Layne's Eduction client's

Education & Employment

ACCES Employment

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Balpex Inc Tradeshow

Brands for Canada

Burlington Chamber of Commerce

Calgary Changemakers School

Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP)

City of London

Confederation College

Holy Trinity School


Milton Chamber of Commerce

McMaster University

Montessori Academy of London

National Wildlife Centre

Ontario Student Leadership Camps

REALTORS® Association of London and St. Thomas

REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington


Robert Land Academy

Tim Hortons Foundation Camps

St. Joseph's Hospice logo

"Layne was nothing short of amazing (as I knew they would be!) and we are so grateful for their contributions. Our success [of  raising over $1.5 million dollars] is very much Layne's success too! In the 34-year history of our event, there has not been one person who could manage to quiet our boisterous and fun-loving guests but Layne did it! Truly a miracle and a testament to Layne's skill, engagement, and professionalism. Layne is unparalleled as an MC and an auctioneer."

Vicki Brydon
Director, Public Relations - Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, BC Canada

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