Dennis Chippa

Dennis Chippa

Dennis has lived in the North Bay area for almost thirty years.  He came to North Bay originally as a television sports director at the local news station, then later, at the local cable station. Over an 18 year career, he was a reporter, anchor photojournalist and producer, winning numerous awards for his work, including six Northern Ontario Journalism Awards, two provincial and two national awards as a news and sports producer.

For more than ten years, he worked with the AIDS Committee of North Bay and area, first as a Hepatitis C project coordinator, then as the HIV Education Coordinator, where he did extensive work on anti-oppression and homophobia as well as presentations evoking compassion for those marginalized members of our community.

As of this June, Dennis began a new chapter in his career, as he assumed the position of Executive Director of the Gathering Place, North Bay’s Soup Kitchen.