Christine is Writer in Residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House, Vancouver, November 1, 2016 - January 30, 2017. She was one of the judges for the BC Book Prizes' 2016 Roderick Haig-Brown Prize. Her book Born Out of This was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional category of the BC Book Prizes (2015). Chris won the Creative Non-fiction category of the 2015 Federation of British Columbia Writers' Literary Writes contest for 'The Shaking Man'.

The Pacific Rim Arts Society presented Christine with its inaugural Rainy Coast Arts Award for Significant Accomplishment on November 9, 2014.