President and Founder
Peggy has lead the Canadian Council on Social Development,(CCSD) Canada's longest established social policy and research organization, through an unprecedented period of renewal since 2008.
A passionate advocate for equality and social justice, Peggy and her team organized the inaugural Canadian Social Forum in Calgary in 2009 and most recently they are leading the national fight to restore Canada's long form census an essential tool for social development.
Immediately prior to CCSD, Peggy served as a Senior Vice-President at The Ottawa Hospital, and was previously Executive Director of Ontario's Mental Health Implementation Task Force.
Today Peggy's diverse voluntary roles include the International Initiatives for Mental Health and Disability Leadership, the Inner City Health Project, the Ontario Accessibility Secretariat Advisory Council and the Canadian Reference Group on Population Health under the Public Health Agency of Canada. Peggy also founded HERA Mission of Canada which undertakes many development projects empowering women and children in Western Kenya.
Originally from the small northern Ontario town of South Porcupine, Peggy was educated in Toronto and Ottawa and holds degrees in Social Work and Law, as well as advanced diplomas in mediation and negotiation.
Peggy is most proud of her role as an adoring mother of her beautiful young son, Devlin.