After leaving politics, Collins was President of the BC Health Association. She served as an honorary co-chair of the women's campaign school of the Canadian Women Voters Congress, as a consultant in promoting women's political development in Vietnam and Ukraine. She then spent five years in Russia (2002-2007) working on a health reform project in Chuvashia and for the World Health Organization in Moscow. As of March 2008, she is the Director of the BC Healthy Living Alliance Secretariat| and most recently as well, Chair of the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada. She currently serves as a member of the Vancouver Police Board, the Boards of Royal Roads University, Emerging Leaders Dialogues Canada Inc.,Vancouver Opera Foundation and the Arts Club Theatre of Vancouver. She holds honorary doctorate degrees from Royal Roads University and Royal Roads Military College and is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Queen's University and was the inaugural recipient of the Kathleen Beaumont Hill award given by the Vancouver Queen's University Alumni. She also has received the Queen's Jubilee Award.