Farrah Khan Awarded a 2022 Governor General’s Award

We are proud to extend our congratulations to Farrah Khan, who was recently named a recipient of a 2022 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. 

The Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were created in 1979 to mark the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking Persons Case. This decision marked the beginning of women’s increased participation in public and political life, removing a significant legal barrier to gender equality in Canada.  These awards recognize individuals who are continuing to advance gender equality in Canada.

Minister Marcie Ien announced the following 2022 award recipients, on October 28 2022:

➝ Dr. Lynn Gehl
➝ Dr. Shimi Kang
➝ Farrah Khan
➝ Sylvia Maracle
➝ Judy White
➝ Ishita Aggarwal (youth award)

Read Farrah’s response on LinkedIn:

Farrah Khan Statement

Farrah Khan is recognized across North America for her groundbreaking work in supporting survivors of sexual violence, advocating alongside with marginalized communities, and leading institutional and systemic change. She is a trusted advisor to government and organizations on violence against women issues and leads Toronto Metropolitan University’s survivor support and education team, Consent Comes First. As the founder and CEO of Possibilities Seeds, she is delivering the first-ever national, collaborative strategy to prevent and address gender-based violence at Canadian universities and colleges, Courage to Act.

As a speaker, Farrah has inspired and engaged thousands through creative and accessible training, education and awareness initiatives. Her work has helped organizations and individuals recognize and address workplace wellness, leadership, harassment, gender-based violence, consent, bystander intervention, trauma and disclosures. 

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