After a diving accident, Barry became an influential member of multiple non-profit organizations. The paralysis caused by the spinal cord injury that he suffered did not prevent him from moving forward at all. Over the succeeding years, Barry has been involved with remarkable causes in various ways, such as taking on the role of director in organizations like Charities First Ontario, Neurological Technologies and founding both the Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. As of late, Barry has been a key contributor to the neurotrauma research field, accepting the role of Chief Development Officer for the Canadian Spinal Research Organization (CSRO).