Christine Meikle believed everyone deserved an education.
When one of her children was born with Down’s Syndrome, Christine devoted her life educating people with developmental disabilities.
Christine turned her home into a school for special-needs children – she dubbed it the Kitchen School. Enrolment in the first year was six students, and over time the class grew to more than 20.
In 1957, with Christine as Principal, she opened the Calgary School for Retarded Children, which the CBE later took over and renamed the Christine Meikle School.