Possibility Seeds Consulting is a leading Canadian project management and policy development firm. We work alongside communities, public and private institutions to create, connect and cultivate positive change. Our team has over 20 years of broad experience working with communities, governments, labour organizations, public and private institutions.
We care deeply about our clients, our work and its impacts.
We are passionate about human rights, gender justice, equity and inclusion.
We foster community capacity-building and engagement as well as evidence-based advocacy critical social research.
Possibility Seeds is committed to:
Creative and Critical Thinking
Community Centered Capacity Building
Collaborative Decision Making
Possibility Seeds Team
Farrah Khan - Principal
Farrah Khan has spent two decades raising awareness about the intersections of gender-based violence and equity through education, policy development and advocacy. She is Member of the Government of Canada's Federal Strategy Against Gender-based Violence Advisory Council and currently the manager of Consent Comes First at Ryerson University. Farrah is co-founder of innovative community projects including Use The Right Words: Media Reporting on Sexual Violence and host of the upcoming podcast Pleasure Principle. She regularly contributes to national media with her expertise in addressing gender based violence. Farrah is the recipient of the numerous awards including the Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award.
CJ Rowe - Associate
For nearly twenty years CJ has worked with organizations, lobbying, developing educational campaigns and research projects to critically engaging with such issues as marriage equality, transgender justice, LGBTQ2S youth leadership, violence prevention, and trauma-informed services. CJ is a genderqueer butch currently living and working on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Kwikwetlem Nations. CJ holds a Ph.D. in Education from UBC, an MA in Legal Studies from Carleton University and a BA in Sociology from Acadia University. Presently, CJ is the Director of Simon Fraser University’s Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office where they work with a team to support individuals impacted by sexual violence and sexual misconduct, develop sexual violence intervention and prevention educational campaigns, learning opportunities and initiatives and works closely with the University to implement and operationalize policy.
Hannah Barath - Consultation Lead
Hannah holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia with a major in Cognitive Systems and a minor from the Institute of Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice. During her time at UBC, she worked with Access & Diversity on multiple anti-gender-based and sexual violence initiatives, events and research projects. Her portfolio includes: writing engaging and accessible communications texts to promote sexual violence intervention and prevention with undergraduate students, co-coordinating UBC’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other campus-wide educational events and activities. She is committed to working in the area of gender-based violence through strategies of resource sharing, engagement, consulting and ongoing learning. Currently, Hannah is living and working on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Robyn Bidgood - Reporting and Investigation Lead
Robyn is committed to creating positive change in her community, focusing on working with low-income families and survivors of sexual violence. Robyn currently lives and works on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. She is a recent alumnus of Ryerson University, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Art in Psychology. During her time on campus, she worked in several roles in Student Affairs, including roles on the Ryerson Residence Life staff team and the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education (OSVSE). At OSVSE she worked on educational programming to combat rape culture and was part of the university's committee to review the university's sexual violence policy. Robyn coordinated the student consultations as well as conducted research on best practices on sexual violence policies in institutions across North America. In her spare time, Robyn likes to tweet about consent, local politics, and puppies, or on Instagram chronicling her inability to maneuver group photos.
Jason Garcia - Education Lead
Jason is a queer non-binary, Latinx anti-violence advocate living and working currently in Edmonton, Alberta, the traditional home of the Nehiyaw (Cree) and Michif (Métis), and gathering place for many Indigenous peoples including the Nakawe (Saulteaux), Siksika (Blackfoot), Nakota Sioux (Stoney), Inuit and other nations in Treaty Six Territory. Jason manages and trains the most passionate group of volunteers at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton who are dedicated to providing front-line support and empowerment to Albertans impacted by sexual violence. Throughout the course of their Sociology BA at MacEwan University, Jason researched and engaged in intersectional feminist frameworks and the sociopolitical study of marginalized bodies, emphasizing on violence in various forms. As a student activist, Jason advocated for increased dedicated campus resources while ensuring fellow student voices played an integral role in guaranteeing campus policies, procedures and supports were survivor-centred. Jason believes it is crucial that all campus community members have a role in preventing & addressing gender-based violence and hopes their involvement on the research team helps demonstrate so.
Chenthoori Malankov - Support Lead
Chenthoori is a daughter of the Thamil Diaspora. She is a grassroots, feminist anti-violence against women advocate and service provider. She lives and works on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. In July 2017 she joined The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants as the violence against women Project Coordinator. Utilizing arts and education models, she designs and facilitates workshops and training through an anti-oppressive framework on ending violence against women across North America. She is committed to cultivating a world free of gender-based violence.
Andréanne St-Gelais - Regional Lead
Andréanne habite et travaille sur un territoire autochtone non cédé appartenant aux Iroquois du Saint-Laurent, aux Mohawk et aux Huron-Wendat. Elle est chargée de projets et étudiante à la maîtrise en administration publique à l’École national d’administration publique (ENAP). Elle est également vice-présidente du conseil d’administration de Sans oui, c’est non !, une organisation qui vise à prévenir et contrer les violences sexuelles au sein des établissements d’enseignement supérieur du Québec. Elle a participé aux consultations menées par le gouvernement du Québec au sujet du projet de loi 151, visant à prévenir et à combattre les violences à caractère sexuel dans les établissements d’enseignement supérieur, à la fois à titre de directrice générale intérimaire de Sans oui, c’est non ! et en tant que rédactrice du mémoire qui y a été déposé par l’Union étudiante du Québec. Auparavant, elle a également contribué à la mise sur pied d’une campagne de sensibilisation aux violences sexuelles au sein de l’Université de Montréal.