Barbara Peltz, Past PresidentBarbara was born and raised in Toronto.
As the mother of two adult children, one of whom has a learning disability, Barbara's personal experiences and extensive knowledge of Toronto, have been invaluable resources to Integra
has a diverse background and thus brings a wide range of skills and expertise in working with people.Barbara has a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in the Sociology of Education, which she obtained at OISE/UT.She was a school teacher for several years, and taught both mainstream and behavioral classes.
As the Coordinator and only paid employee of the YWCA Women's Resource Centre
developed and managed all components of the centre, which included training and supervising volunteers who staffed the centre.The centre housed a library on women's issues which is now located at York University
.Other services included a legal clinic, an information and referral phone-in service as well as a publication of relevant resources and services for women in Toronto.Barbara
has been involved in the Toronto business community in various capacities—sales, management and ownership.She is currently a board member for "Leave out Violence," a national organization committed to reducing youth violence.
Paul has learned about Integra
over the years through his friends, Barb
and Isaac Muskat.