Speaker Profiles

Farheen Khan

Farheen Khan

Co-Founder, Women's Mosque Canada, Author and Consultant

As the Principal consultant of her own firm FSK Associates, Farheen has held several leadership positions working for and providing oversight in the areas of capacity building, community engagement, fundraising, marketing and communications to organizations of varying scales. To date, Farheen has raised over $27.5M for local and global causes. Currently, Farheen's focus is working on building the capacity of non-profit & charitable organizations from organizational redesign to strategizing and generating new revenue sources.

She has a background in Business Marketing and is a graduate of the CITY Leaders Program, Maytree Foundation's Leaders for Change, Civic Actions, DiverseCity Fellows and the Centre for Social Innovation's Agents of Change programs.

In 2015, Farheen ran in the Federal election as an MP candidate and became the only Hijab wearing woman to run during this 11 weeks federal anti-muslim, hateful divisive election campaign.

Farheen is also an author and advocate and continues to speak in the media on matters of gender-based violence, islamophobia, equity, civil and human rights. Farheen was also the host of the "Azeeza Show", on Eawaz.com, which focused on discussing social issues from a gendered lens.

Today, in addition to her advocacy work, Farheen is the Interim Executive Director of Meal Exchange and the co-founder and Imama of the Women's Mosque of Canada and the Board Chair of Azeeza for Women.

She identifies as a survivor of violence and has worked in the anti-violence and anti-poverty sectors of the last 15 years.

She has worked at women’s shelters, sexual assault/rape crisis centres and has worked actively on leading the development of a protocol in Halton to support survivors of sex trafficking during and after exiting the system.Farheen is also the Lead coach of Ascension of Women, a coaching and mentorship organization designed for women to break through barriers and to live up to their true potential.

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