Rahim Thawer is a registered social worker who works as a psychotherapist on a family health team in Toronto and as a consultant in private practice. He takes a harm reduction, sex-positive, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach providing psychotherapy to newcomer, racialized, queer, trans and HIV-affected communities around issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, body image, and problem substance use. Rahim supervises masters of social work and counselling psychology students and has taught as a post-secondary instructor at George Brown College, Centennial College, and Ryerson University. He developed curriculum for courses in Centennial College’s Addiction & Mental Health Worker Program (AMHW) before its launch in Fall 2016. Rahim is a co-editor of a local history anthology entitled Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards and he is part of the National Core Organizing Team with Salaam Canada, an LGBTQ Muslim organization.