Crystal Chin was born in Taiwan where she was diagnosed with a neuromotor condition at eight months of age. She immigrated to Canada in her late childhood where she lived in the Greater Toronto Area and received treatment and monitoring at the Hospital for Sick Children as well as Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation hospital. Through her many interactions with academic and medical sectors, she became engaged in her community, particularly around health and education issues. She serves in many capacities and for many organizations.

At Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation hospital, she previously held the role of co-chair, and public relations on the Youth Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Patient Family Advisory Council and a Foundation Ambassador .Currently, Ms. Chin is a member of the Transition to Adult Care Committee at the Canadian Association of Pediatric Centers, a Board member of Patients Canada, and the Richmond Hill Mobility Access Foundation, as well as  a former Board member of Marsha Forest Centre.  Finally, she is also an active member on the Integrated Complex Care Advisory Committee with The Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health.  A  member of CPNET Advisory Committee with the Ontario Brian Institute, and a panel member  of PANORAMA – province wide citizens advisory panel that informs and enriches the work of The Change Foundation, Ontario’s independent health policy think tank.