Lead Consultant & Psychotherapist
Rahim Thawer is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist based in Toronto. He works on a health team and as a consultant in private practice. He operates from a harm reduction, sex-positive, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach providing psychotherapy to newcomer, racialized, queer, trans and HIV-affected communities.
He also facilitates training for organizations around anti-racism/anti-oppression, queer men’s mental health, and becoming more trauma-informed. Rahim provides clinical supervision to graduate students and front line workers and teaches as a contract lecturer at post-secondary institutions.
He developed curricula for a number of courses in Centennial College’s Addiction & Mental Health Worker Program before its launch in Fall 2016. Rahim is a co-editor of a local history anthology entitled Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer and he volunteers with Salaam Canada, a national LGBTQ Muslim organization, as part of the Core Organizing Team.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizational Development & LearningConsultant
Mason has strong roots in feminist and gender justice organizations, and an educational background in Gender Studies, Adult Education, and Community Development. He has spent the last decade doing trans-inclusive policy advising and development, LGBTQ advocacy and anti-oppression work. Mason delivers workshops and trainings on queer and trans inclusion, healthy masculinity, resisting white supremacy, consensus-building, board governance, and organizational development, as well as supporting policy and organizational development for non-profit organizations looking to become more inclusive and effective. Mason is alsopassionate about designing innovative educational resources that make challenging concepts relevant and accessible to their audiences.
For more on professional experience and positions held, visit Mason's LinkedIn Profile or contact him at email@example.com.