Immediately upon graduation, Barbara Farber began working in the family business. She is the President of Leikin Group Inc., a privately owned company focused on real estate development and property and asset management.
Barbara was first and founding chair of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, and the founding Chair of the Algonquin College Foundation Board of Directors. Recently Barbara was appointed to the Algonquin College Board of Governors. She has also held such positions as the National President of United Israel Appeal Federations Canada, Vice Chair of the National Board of Canada-Israel Committee, member of the Ottawa Police Services Board, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa International Airport Authority and the Telus Community Board, as well as other community roles.
She was awarded an Algonquin College Honorary Degree in 2009, and has also received the Gilbert Greenberg Distinguished Service Award and the Ottawa Philanthropy Award for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising, among other honours.