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Farah Ismail

Chief Legal, Privacy & Compliance Officer

Senior Vice-President

Farah is a nurse – lawyer and Senior Vice-President and Chief Legal, Privacy and Compliance Officer at SE Health. She has led large-scale initiatives and influenced lasting change by using innovative and resourceful strategies. After spending over a decade leading in nursing regulation, and several years working in nursing and the law, she has deep knowledge of the issues that impact the Canadian healthcare system and understands the need to provide safe, accessible, and adequate healthcare from a clinical and legal perspective.

Farah holds a BSc.N and MSc.N from the University of Western Ontario and an LL. B from the University of Windsor. She is a skilled Privacy Officer and completed a Fellowship in Regulatory Excellence through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. She also recently completed the National Health Fellowship Program through McMaster University - Health Leadership Academy where she joined forces with leaders across Canada to revitalize, retool and reimagine the way healthcare is delivered in this country. Farah is a published author and speaker.

Farah is an avid volunteer and has focused her efforts in the areas of women’s education, mental health and addictions and pediatric kidney research. She has held several board positions and currently serves a Director on the Ontario Community Support Association Board, Inner City Health Associates and the MedicAlert Foundation. Farah co-founded Grayson’s Gratitude (, a fundraiser that supports renal priorities and the SickKids Foundation and which has been recognized as a lead donor helping to fight the greatest challenges in children’s health.

Farah lives in Toronto, Ontario. She is a is a wife, a mom, avid reader and fitness enthusiast. She escapes it all by retreating up north during the summer and winter months.