As founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Kids Cancer Care, Christine McIver is responsible for the leadership and management of the foundation. Beginning this work in the basement of her home in 1988, Christine has devoted her volunteer and working life to children's cancer programs, garnering national attention for her service to children and families battling childhood cancer. Recognized by the Governments of Canada and Alberta with a Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal and an Alberta Centennial Medal, Christine is also a recipient of a prestigious Canadian Hadassah-WIZO Woman of Achievement Award. She was one of 10 Canadians chosen in 2002 to be on the Maclean’s Honour Roll and she has received a YWCA/Global TV Woman of Vision Award, a Reader's Digest Canadian Hero of the Year Award and a Today’s Parent For Kids Sake Award. And, in 2010, she was awarded the Spirit of COCA Award from the Children’s Oncology Camp Association International.
Christine is the past-president of Childhood Cancer Canada and served for 12 years as the secretary-general of Childhood Cancer International. She continues to serve in an advisory capacity on several committees devoted to children's issues.
Christine holds certificates in voluntary and non-profit sector management from the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and the National Program in Fundraising Education from Mount Royal University. She earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2002 and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) and has more than 25 years in the non-profit sector. In June 2016, the University of Calgary awarded Christine an honorary doctor of laws degree for her outstanding service to children and families affected by childhood cancer.