As a child, Shania faced economic and social barriers that affected her academic performance and overall school experience. In 2010 Shania Twain launched the Shania Kids Can Foundation to help address the needs of young school children dealing with poverty and challenges in their personal lives.
Shania Kids Can provides services that promote positive change by working with elementary schools throughout North America to deliver wrap around services that provide support and stability by qualified professionals to the most vulnerable children. At each Shania Kids Can Clubhouse, children are supported in a safe confidence-building environment with one-on-one consultations, academic assistance, group activities, as well as nutritious snacks and meal programs where needed. “SKC supports primary age children by instilling responsibility, confidence, kindness, and encouraging them to be proactive members of their school community,” says Shania. “By creating a positive cycle for students and providing extra support, we’re giving them a better chance at personal success in the future,” says Shania.
Three decades into her storied career as the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain continues her incredible and unparalleled reign as the queen of country music. Selling over 90 million albums worldwide, she’s earned five Grammy awards, and has enjoyed a string of unforgettable hits including, “You’re Still The One,” “From This Moment On,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much, “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”, and “Come On Over,” to name a few.
A perennial fighter, in 2012 Shania returned from a quietly debilitating eight-year bout with Lyme Disease to headline a hit two-year Las Vegas residency; in 2015, she launched her comeback “Rock This Country” tour and received a 2016 Billboard Women in Music “Icon Award.” In 2018, Shania released NOW, her triumphant fifth album led by the declaratory first single “Life’s About to Get Good.” Her NOW world tour showcased an artist who is unstoppable, and currently at her brightest, boldest, and best.
Fred Thiébaud is a Swiss independent Businessman. With a degree in economics from the School of Economics and Business Administration in Geneva Switzerland, he has had an extensive international career as project leader in many major restructuring and investment for growth projects in South and Central America, Asia, Oceania, Africa and Europe before joining Nestlé Nespresso International where he headed the operations for the company in Middle East, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands until 2010. Fred has now his own consultancy company and is active in different business and entertainment projects.
In 2011 Fred has volunteered to manage his wife's Shania Kids Can Foundation with an ambitious objective to rapidly expand the program and with the generous support of donors and volunteers, help more and more kids in the near future.
Sandy, Managing Director
Sandy MacNevin has an extensive pedigree of 25 years in the entertainment industry in various senior executive positions working with well-known Fortune 1000 brands in North America. Her tenure at Humber College in the Sales & Marketing program coupled with a significant background in promotion, publicity, sponsorship, team building and event management allow her to analyze high level business opportunities from a 360 degree integrated perspective and find value for both the brands she works with and the successful corporate partnerships she has developed for those brands.
Sandy’s experience in executive level business development has benefited corporations in significant financial and fiscal growth. Her skill in building out the highly effective backend business support infrastructures needed to support aggressive growth, and her business and people management talents have grown brands to the point of successful sale & acquisition.
Philanthropy is a core belief in how Sandy lives her life and has volunteered with various charitable programs, notably Variety – The Children’s Charity, the Sunnyview School a congregated special education setting for students with high physical and health issues as well as the Bloorview Children’s Hospital, Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children and Driftwood Community Centre working with children with physical and emotional challenges just to name a few. Her passion for giving back is a way of life for Sandy and her empathy for those in need, coupled with her passion for business development and partnership programming make her a powerhouse addition to the Shania Kids Can executive team.