My name is Chipewyan "Chip" McCrimmon and I was born in Toronto, raised throughout Saskatchewan, and went to Bloomington, Indiana (USA) to play high school lacrosse.
I then moved to St. Catharines, Ontario where I completed my Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Brock University, played for the Men's Lacrosse team, as well as the Welland Generals Jr. B Box Lacrosse team.
I currently reside in Kingston, Ontario where I recently completed the Masters of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship program from The Smith School of Business at Queen's University.
I am currently working on my tech-startup, HeroHub; which is a charitable ecosystem that creates a greater social impact by connecting individuals to charities, non-profits, and their opportunities. My mission & vision with HeroHub is to disrupt and innovate the non-profit industry by providing everyone with the tools to help make a difference in their local communities and across the World.
I am currently in NEXT Canada's Next 36 program, which is comprised of the 36 most promising entrepreneurial undergraduate & graduate students, as well as recent grads from across Canada; who they believe have what it takes to build Canada’s next narwal (Narwhal = Billion Dollar Canadian Company - Ex. Shopify, Hootsuite, Lululemon).
I am Dene (Chipewyan specifically) and a member of the Deninu K'ue First Nation. My home community is located in Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories on the Eastern shore of the Great Slave Lake. Although I have recently completed a bachelor's & master's degree, my real education came from hunting, fishing, and trapping in the bush of Northern Saskatchewan where I was also influenced by Woodland Cree culture as well!
I am very proud of my Indigenous heritage and I strive to be a great representative of my family and my people.