At a young age, Strand started off doing stunts on Look Who's Talking Now with her twin sister, Michelle. Strand began working on many projects including The Outer Limits, The Commish, and Air Bud throughout her elementary and high school years. In 2010, Chantal graduated from Capilano University with an Associate of Arts degree and then transferred to the University of British Columbia, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Strand is known for her various voice-over roles in such cartoon shows as Cassie in Dragon Tales, Bijou, Mia, and Natalie in Hamtaro, and Gem, Pi, and Bernard in Sabrina: The Animated Series. She is also known for playing Lacus Clyne in Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny, in which she voiced both Lacus Clyne and Meer Campbell.
Strand attended the 2002 Leo Awards when she was nominated for Best Supporting Performance in a Feature Length Drama. In June 2002, she received honors for contributing to the Emmy award-winning program The New Adventures of Madeline, going on to play the title character in two feature films.
Strand is now currently working on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, in which she provides the voice of Diamond Tiara.