Elham Farah is an advocate of peaceful coexistence, tolerance and mutual respect among Jews and Arabs by bringing all parties together to examine issues from the Canadian perspective.

Through the Farah Family Foundation, Elham supports educational and cultural projects that promote tolerance and understanding including the YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast, which they have presented, for the past five years, in partnership with the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford.

Elham helped her husband, Joe, build the large chain of Hasty Market convenience stores across Ontario.