In Canada she worked extensively with illiterate adults in the volunteer sector (matching learners with trained volunteer tutors) in a program she co-created, called People, Words and Change. In 1993, after 13 years of contributions to PWC she received the Governor General of Canada’s Award for Volunteerism. She has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations.
In Ottawa she worked as a writer-researcher for CGEAVC (Canadian Government Exposition and Audio-Visual Centre) and the National Museums of Canada providing research and written text for national exhibitions, international expositions and trade fairs, and museum exhibits.
In 2008, in partnership with her daughter Eleanor Peat, she began Pari Publishing, a publishing house specializing in science, religion, and psychology. She is currently Commissioning Editor at Pari Publishing.