NSB Toronto Engage Speaker Profile | Farrah Khan

This week, our Engage Speaker Talks (#NSBest) event series will be giving event professionals across Canada the opportunity to connect, learn, and gain inspiration from some of our most requested keynote speakers. The 2018 event series launched in Calgary before landing in Ottawa, featuring subject matter experts who introduced event professionals to innovative insights on some of the biggest topics directly affecting the meetings and events industry. The 2018 series concludes in the heart of downtown Toronto; a morning filled with six speakers delivering their highly-requested keynotes on topics that matter to your audiences.

Engage Toronto || November 1st, 2018
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Below, we’ve got an in-depth look at #NSBest Toronto speaker, Farrah Khan

Engage Toronto Profile 

Consent Culture Educator and Activist

Farrah Khan, a nationally recognized advocate and educator has spent two decades working to raise awareness around gender-based violence, equity, inclusion, healing and justice through art, education, and counselling. She regularly contributes to national media including the CBC, New York Times, and the Globe and Mail confronting gender-based violence. At the 2018 G7 Summit, as co-chair of the Gender-Equity Committee, Farrah addressed an international audience of world leaders where she shared this: any discussion about a thriving, sustainable, peaceful and healthy world is not possible without talking about gender equality.

Farrah’s work has been recognized with several awards from organizations such as the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Toronto Community Foundation and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. Armed with passion and compassion, Farrah helps organizations recognize the need for gender equity, consent, and strategies to address harassment, gender-based violence, bystander intervention, trauma, and disclosures.  

Farrah’s Engage Toronto Presentation || Cultivating Consent Culture in the Workplace

From movie sets to bars, to the boardroom – there is an unprecedented conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace happening in North America. Drawing from two decades of experience as an educator, counsellor and policy advisor, Farrah will be sharing tangible ways to be an effective ally to prevent and address harm. Using scenarios and pop culture references, participants will explore how to connect with their peers, “call in” individuals, and support survivors. This keynote is an opportunity to talk about sexual harassment and how the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act impact all employees.  Farrah’s innovative research, passion, and sense of humour create an engaging dialogue that addresses the realities of creating a consent culture in the workplace. Together with participants she will establish a shared language about the continuum of gender-based violence and consent. Attendees will leave equipped with meaningful skills to recognize, respond effectively to the signs of workplace violence and harassment.


Sample Takeaways From This Presentation Include:

• What the changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act mean for all employees regarding workplace violence and harrassment
• How to recognize and effectively respond to workplace violence and harassment
• How to be an ally to prevent and address harm in the workplace


Audience Rave Reviews About Farrah Khan

“Miss Khan handled the subject with delicacy…She offered examples to inspire…and her keynote gave those in attendance a lot to think about… It underscored the importance of providing a space in our communities where conversations can take place addressing sexual violence. And that while we all should speak out on the issue, our first step must be to listen. I commend you for never resorting to “cookie-cutter” speeches, always keeping things fresh, and always meaningful to the audience in question. We have received nothing but great feedback about your presentation.” 
– The Martlet, University of Victoria

“Farrah was outstanding. Very engaging and very well received by all delegates”
– Special Assistant to the National President, United Food and Commercial Workers Union

“.. I had the opportunity to listen to your informative presentation on sexual violence. This was particularly of interest to me, as tensions were high in my school environment. Instead of engaging in active listening, people like to blame the “victim” and suggest reasons of how to avoid the situation in the first place — all comments that totally miss the mark of this #MeToo movement.

Thank you for your presentation. I genuinely appreciate the way you talked to people sitting in to listen to your talk – even if people had disagreed with you, it seems you would talk without anger or frustration, but with a calm and powerful voice. I really admire this quality of yours and wish that one day I can be just as mature as you, while also being able to deliver a strong message.”
– PhD Student in Health Professional Education


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