Harvey headed the multi handicap and physically handicapped programs at Don Mills Collegiate Institute until his retirement in 1999. He took on a second career in the executive search business, focusing on finance and accounting.
He has served on the executive of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto in a number of capacities; co-editor of Shem Tov, Board Member at Large, President (2010-2012), head of the Book Committee successfully publishing Tracing Our Roots, Telling Our Stories, an IAJGS award winning publication . He has also served as Awards Chair for IAJGS and has served on the Board of Governors of Jewishgen. Harvey has spoken on behalf of JGST in front of a number of community groups and organizations, lecturing on how one would get started in family research. Recently, he has been serving as VP of Communications with the JGST Board and heading the committee to modernize the website.