Team

Rahim ThaweR

Lead Consultant & Psychotherapist

Rahim brings a nuanced cultural perspective and an interest in issues around intersectionality to his clinical and organizational practice. His work experience has encompassed program coordination, community engagement, resource development, mental health consultation, post-secondary teaching and psychotherapy.

He has worked within interdisciplinary health teams and in community-based settings with LGBTQ2S communities, people living with and affected by HIV, children & families, and newcomers to Canada. He also has extensive experience in community organizing, workshop facilitation, and presenting at conferences. Rahim is one of the co-editors of local anthology Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer (2017) published by Coach House Books.

For more on professional experience and positions held, visit Rahim's LinkedIn Profile or contact him at rahim@affectiveconsult.ca.


ERIN MACMILLAN

Mental Health Consultant & Facilitator

Erin is firmly invested in her work as a Registered Nurse in community mental health where she provides support to individuals who are under-housed and homeless. Her practice is rooted in a trauma-informed Recovery Model that fosters increased capacity and self-determination for her clients. Erin most enjoys facilitating groups, organizing advocacy events and using her work as a platform to challenge mental health stigma while also advocating for clients in areas of housing, employment and social assistance. Her commitment to community goes beyond the usual work-week; she is thrilled to continue on as Healthcare Director with the Ten Oaks Project, a summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth and children of LGBTQ+ parents.

Erin’s interest in case consultation work comes with a strong anti-oppression analysis, in-depth knowledge of harm reduction, mental illness and addiction symptomology, as well as diagnosis and treatment across the lifespan. 

For more on professional experience and positions held, visit Erin's LinkedIn Profile or contact her at erin@affectiveconsult.ca

mason mccoll

Policy & Resource Developer

Mason is passionate about designing innovative educational resources that make challenging concepts relevant and accessible to their audiences.

Mason has strong roots in feminist and gender justice organizations, doing trans-inclusive policy advising and development, LGBTQ advocacy and anti-oppression work. He has also delivered workshops and trainings on queer and trans inclusion, healthy masculinity, resisting white supremacy, consensus-building, board governance, and organizational development.

Currently, Mason works as a training manager in a pre-apprenticeship training program, supporting people with barriers to employment in gaining the skills needed to access meaningful careers in the trades. In his spare time, Mason studies Adult Education and is always thinking of creative ways to share information.

For more on professional experience and positions held, visit Mason's LinkedIn Profile or contact him at mason@affectiveconsult.ca.