Project Description

Dr. Fariha Khan, mother of 4 young boys and practicing physician, also dedicates herself to issues of social justice, poverty, international development and civic engagement. A graduate of McMaster University and the University of Toronto, with high distinction, Fariha is an academic who educates and mentors young aspiring doctors. She is an advisor on mental health and poverty with United Way Peel Region’s Public Policy Committee. She promotes diversity, inclusiveness and issues of human rights and civil liberties in Canada and as an active ambassador for the National Council of Canadian Muslims and The Canadian Muslim Vote. Fariha is deeply involved with international humanitarian efforts as a Director for Islamic Relief Canada. With the Muslim Medical Association of Canada, she most recently helped to launch their Islamic Health Teaching Initiative. Balancing her faith, work, family, and community life, Fariha is a true role model and an admirable Canadian Muslim Woman.