Jason was raised in the village of Kangirsuk on the Ungava coast in Nunavik. He speaks Inuktitut, English and French. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from McGill-HEC Montreal, as well as a Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology from Columbia University Teacher’s College.
Jason grew up camping, hunting, and fishing in the Arctic, and visits his hometown regularly to connect with family and friends. During his college and university years, Jason developed a taste for travel. He spent one year in Hong Kong, China as an exchange student, followed by studying Russian in St. Petersburg for a summer. He has also taught English in France, trained as a safari guide in South Africa, and worked remotely from Germany.
Jason works with the Inuulitsivik Health Centre in Puvirnituq, Québec, redesigning and planning mental health services on the Hudson Coast of Nunavik. He has also worked with the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq School Board in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, where he administered the sponsorship program for Inuit post-secondary students.
Although he now lives in Montreal, he continues to dedicate his career to offering services to Inuit regions. Jason is currently working with PMC on a year-long project to research promising family-centred programs that can support Indigenous youth at critical life stages to successfully obtain an education.