Areas of Expertise
Emergency Planning and Community Engagement Coordinator
Jason Smallboy was born in Moose Factory, Ontario and spent most of his childhood in his hometown. Once he graduated high school, Jason attended post-secondary in Windsor, Ontario at St. Clair College, where he studied Business Administration.
When Jason was a teenager, he would often volunteer with his home community, which the community took notice to. Jason was elected as a Youth Councillor for Moose Cree First Nation where he successfully advocated for a Youth Centre to be built that is still standing today, offering many programs to the youth of Moose Cree First Nation.
Jason has worked for his band office, education authority, health services, and his Tribal Council. He worked for Mushkegowuk Tribal Council for three years before taking a position with Nishnawbe Aski Nation located in Thunder Bay. Jason worked for Nishnawbe Aski Nation for six years in various positions including, Associate Executive Director.
In 2016, Jason was living in Thunder Bay working for Matawa Tribal Council when he decided it was time to return home. He moved back to Moose Factory to work for the Moose Cree Chief and Council. It was then that he decided to run for Deputy Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a position that he was elected to in a by-election in 2016, and later re-elected in 2018. While Jason was the Deputy Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation for five years, he advocated on many issues on behalf of his communities including lowering the high cost of living in Northern Ontario.
Jason is happily married and lives in Sudbury with his wife and children.