40 under 40 — Chipewyan McCrimmon
Theta Eta, 2017 — Recognized in: 2020
Chipewyan “Chip” McCrimmon is a proud brother of the Theta Eta chapter at Brock University.
He was born in Toronto, Ontario, raised throughout Saskatchewan, and went to Bloomington, Indiana (USA) to play high school lacrosse.
He moved to St. Catharines, Ontario where he completed his BA in Political Science from Brock University, as well as played for the Men’s Lacrosse team and the Welland Generals Jr. B Box Lacrosse team. Some of his achievements in his undergrad include the Aboriginal Achievement Award, Community Volunteer Award, and the most prestigious award of the university, the Spirit of Brock Award. On top of this, he also received a Volunteer Recognition Award from the City of St. Catharines for his work & impact with the Niagara Furniture Bank, a local charity dedicated to turning shelters into homes.
He currently resides in Kingston, Ontario where he recently completed the Masters of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship program from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.
He is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of HeroHub Inc., which is a charitable ecosystem that creates a greater social impact by connecting individuals to charities, non-profits, and their opportunities. His 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.
Chip has recently been accepted into NEXT Canada’s Next 36 program in Toronto, Ontario, 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).
Chip is Dene (Chipewyan specifically) and a member of the Deninu K’ue First Nation. His home community is located in Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories on the Eastern shore of the Great Slave Lake. Although he has recently completed both a bachelor’s & master’s degree, he believes his real education came from hunting, fishing, and trapping in the bush of Northern Saskatchewan where he was also influenced by Woodland Cree culture as well! He is very proud of his Indigenous heritage and strives to be a great representative of his people and family.
His advice to all brothers:
“The Zeta Psi network is extremely powerful, but only as powerful as you make it. Help your brothers and they will in turn help you. Provide what value you can (as an active or elder) to all your brothers – that is what makes this brotherhood so special and extremely valuable both personally and professionally. I am sure at least once brother has helped you in the past, so make an effort to pay it forward to the next and see the domino effect it will create to strengthen the value of our network and to help us move forward as a fraternity.
Proud to be a Zete!”