About Bahi Krishnakhanthan

Bahi was voted “2006 Woman Of Success – Volunteer” in the Region of Durham. At the 2005 Peace Medal Award celebrations, YMCA Durham honoured her as a “Peacemaker” in the community. Among other high calibre women, Bahi was honoured as the “2005 Woman Of Distinction” in the Region of Durham. The Certified Management of Ontario presented her, “2006 Community Service Award” for her selflessness and making a greater impact on the community.

Bahi was selected as “2004 Public Speaking Champion” among Ontario East Toastmasters. She placed “Third” at the Ontario competition among 6,000 other competent Toastmasters. She was also honoured as “2005 Publicist of the Year.”

Bahi was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Woman Of Distinction Event held in Durham Region. She has been a keynote speaker and a facilitator for several businesses, professional & community organizations and primary, secondary & post secondary schools and colleges. As well, her motivational speeches continue to influence the youth and secondary college students.

Bahi’s speaking engagement includes Business & Professional Women’s Club Of Durham, Big Brothers Annual Awards Night, Let’s Do Lunch Business Women’s annual Festive Luncheon, Ajax Seniors Friendship Club, Immigrant Settlement Adaptation Program, “Unity in Diversity” Week city celebrations, YMCA Toronto Peace Medal Award ceremony, YMCA international development week celebrations, DRIVEN community outreach by Durham Region Police Services, etc.

She was the Moderator & Emcee for the first conference on “Mobilizing The Community: Building Healthy & Equal Relationships” in the Region of Durham in 2005.

Bahi has taken leadership with several community organizations. Bahi served as the National President of Spelling Bee Canada, VP of Community Development Council Durham, President of Canadian Tamil Women’s Community Services, Treasurer of YWCA Durham & local Amnesty chapter, Board of Director for Women’s Multicultural Resource & Counselling Centre and an Urgent Action Writer for Amnesty Canada on Human Rights issues worldwide. She is a Facilitator for United Way Leadership Development Services and an adviser for Community Economic Development for Immigrant Women.

Bahi’s inspirational articles at the “Benefits For Women’s ” website were welcomed by many readers. She served as the Public Relations Ambassador for Toastmasters - Eastern Ontario Division. Her compassion to help people of all races, cultures, religions, socio-economic status, abilities, etc. is exhibited through her actions. This led to Bahi receiving several national and provincial awards.

Her positive upbeat attitude brings many successes in her life. Her message is, “Life is all about CHOICES! Choices to create what you want, a career, be a parent, and become ALL that you are!