PETER HOWARTH – Brampton CARP Chapter Founding Chair
Peter spent thirty – six years as an educator in the Ontario school system. During his career in education he held a variety of senior positions in both the instructional and business sectors of two of the largest school boards in Canada – the Toronto, and the Dufferin – Peel, Catholic District School Boards. Prior to his retirement from the Dufferin – Peel CDSB, Peter held the position of Associate Director (C.O.O.) – Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (C.F.O.).
In January, 1999, Peter incorporated his consulting company – Peter Howarth & Associates Ltd – and he subsequently facilitated professional development seminars for senior public sector staff (on topics such as team building; effective leadership styles; quality management in the workplace and mediation skills training.) As well, Peter provided consulting services, as Executive Director, to two not for profit public sector consortia – the Catholic School Board Services Association (CSBSA) and the Ontario School Boards Financing Corporation (OSBFC). Both corporations developed and implemented creative ways and means to reduce public sector costs, improve organizational efficiencies, enhance organizational effectiveness and generate revenue. CSBSA initiatives resulted in multi-million dollar savings for the majority of school boards across the province and OSBFC issued in excess of $3B to enable school boards in Ontario to construct new schools and additions to existing schools.
Peter currently is a partner in Quattro Vintners Inc. (a wine importing company) and involved in the standard bred racing industry. Peter and his wife Maureen have been Brampton residents since 1967, where two of their four children (and five of their six grandchildren) continue to reside.
CECIL BECHAMP – Brampton CARP Chapter Founding Vice-Chair & Treasurer
Cecil Bechamp, a graduate of the University of Guelph, retired after 33 years in sales and marketing for Swift Adhesives. He started his career in Ontario and worked here for 2 years. Cec spent 5 years in the Maritime Provinces, 20 years in Quebec and finally 6 years as Vice-President in the Bramalea head office.
After retirement Cec biked across Canada twice, participates annually in charity bike rides for Multiple Sclerosis and Ride to Conquer Cancer. He energetically works with community groups and volunteers for various events. Cec is also very involved with political associations at all levels. Cec is the Vice Chair of the Brampton CARP Chapter #52 Steering Committee.
Cec and Aileen have lived in Brampton since 1990; they have 3 children and one grandchild.
TERRY MILLER – Brampton CARP Chapter Founding Secretary
Terry Miller was an active educator in Ontario for 35 years and retired in 2005. During that time he worked for school boards in Sault Ste. Marie, Etobicoke and Dufferin Peel. He was a classroom teacher, a Coordinator of Co-op Education, Vice Principal, Principal and Superintendent of Human Resources and Planning and Associate Director of Education.
Terry completed his undergraduate course work at the University of Windsor and received his Bachelor of Arts 1964. He graduated from York University, with Honours Bachelor of Arts in1984 and a Masters-of Education from the University of Toronto; in 1987. In 1966 Terry was first elected as a school board trustee for the Township of Chinguacousy RCSS Board. From 1969·1973, Terry was the Deputy Reeve of Chinguacousy Township and from 1973-1979, a City of Brampton and a Peel Regional Councillor. He was awarded The Commemorative Medal 1992, 125 Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada and The Commemorative Medal 2002 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee for service to the community.
Over the years, Terry has been active in various professional and community organizations. In 2005, Terry was appointed Vice Chair of the ‘Central West Local Health Integration Network. In 2012, he was named Chair of Sponsorship committee 55+ Ontario Summer Games, Brampton 2012. Currently, Terry is a columnist for Brampton Guardian and a member of the Peel Memorial Community Partners Task Force. –He is on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Catholic Supervisory Officers Association and is the Secretary for the Brampton CARP Chapter #52 Steering Committee.
Terry and Rosemary Miller have been Brampton residents since 1966. They have two daughters. One daughter lives in Brampton and the other in Toronto.