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Rahim Thawer
Rahim Thawer
Contract Academic Staff
Department of Sexuality, Marriage, & Family Studies

MSW, University of Toronto

BA, University of Waterloo


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Rahim Thawer is a psychotherapist and registered social worker based in Toronto, Ontario. He has worked in publicly-funded health care settings and also offers consulting, training and clinical supervision services 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.


Rahim also supervises Masters of Social Work students and has taught as a post-secondary instructor at George Brown College, Centennial College, and Ryerson University. He developed curriculum for a number of 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 was nominated for the CBC Proud to Shine Features in 2018 for his volunteer and activist work. Rahim served on the Guelph Sexuality Conference planning committee for 3 terms and continues to volunteer as part of the Core Organizing Team with Salaam Canada, a national LGBTQ Muslim organization.


SMF 208: Introduction to Systemic Therapies and Anti-Oppressive Practices

SMF 309: Sex Therapy