Micheal Heimlick is a fourth-generation settler born in Treaty 6 Territory and homeland of the Métis (North Battleford, Saskatchewan). As far as he knows, his family fled Soviet persecution in the Ukraine shortly before the second world war and eventually settled in Saskatchewan in the early 20th century on a farm near Rose Valley. Micheal moved to Saskatoon at the age of 18 to pursue post-secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan.
During his master's degree program in Applied Social Psychology, he found a passion for working in the program evaluation field –so much so that he embraced that passion and turned it into a full-time career.
After completing graduate school, he founded Two Bridges Consulting, a program evaluation firmin Saskatoon. Starting in 2017, Micheal has helped lead over 75 short and multi-year program evaluations and has helped design evaluation frameworks in both academic and community settings. Notably, he works closely with First Nations and Métis organizations in Saskatchewan with most of his work completed in community-based settings with non-profits. He has recently joined the Reciprocal Consulting team, bringing evaluation and measurement projects from Saskatchewan-based, national, and international organizations. Micheal lives in Saskatoon with his wife Janelle and daughter Drew. He is recognized by the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) as a Credentialed Evaluator, is currently the sitting president of the CES Saskatchewan chapter, and the Co-chair of the CESEF Student Case Competition.