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Meet Our Team.

Bibi Baksh
BA., MSW., PhD.

Dr. Bibi Baksh is a PhD graduate from Wilfred Laurier University, Faculty of Social work. She completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto in 2003 and has worked extensively with families and youth involved in the Child Welfare System. She provided foster services in her home for Hamilton CAS for over 12 years. During her time as a foster parent, she worked with many CAS clients and specialized in children with special needs and their families, new immigrants, refugees, and Muslim families.

Bibi’s PhD work focused on Muslims’ experiences in the child welfare system in Ontario where she focused on the complexities of child welfare service provisions for religiously diverse clients. Her research explores the multiple layers of marginalization faced by Muslim clients receiving child welfare services in Ontario.

In her over 30 years of service to the Muslim community, Bibi has assisted families with a significant parent-child conflicts, and worked with adolescents and their families, and couples, using solution-focused marriage counselling to support families. Bibi has also supported
individuals experiencing new-comer and settlement issues, work-related stress, anger management, abuse and trauma, and Islamophobia and hate crimes.

Amilah Baksh

Amilah Baksh, MSW, RSW (she/her) is an Indo-Caribbean Muslim woman, social worker, student, educator, consultant and social justice activist. She has been a Registered Social Worker for more than ten years, working in a variety of social service sectors.


Amilah currently specializes in clinical counselling with children, adolescents and young adults and works diligently to ensure that everyone she sees feels that they can express themselves to the fullest and experience healing that is deep and meaningful. Amilah has certification in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); she uses an eclectic approach to therapy combining approaches and strategies from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and narrative approaches to ensure that therapy is customized and responsive to each individual.


Amilah develops and delivers training sessions and workshops on a variety of topics including equity and inclusion, anti-oppression, anti-racism, mental health and spirituality. Amilah is a dynamic speaker and an approachable facilitator - she makes it easy to engage with challenging content while remaining firmly committed to liberation and decolonization.

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Faisal Baksh

Faisal Baksh has been serving Muslim communities in Ontario and the Caribbean for over 40 years. He has established and participated in a variety of organizations, planned and executed many educational programs. Among the services he has provided are mentoring and teaching youth and adults, mediating couples in conflict, providing pre-marital counselling, and documenting separation agreements.

He is a certified family mediator and a licensed marriage officer, who is grounded in the traditional understanding and application of religion and faith in a Western context. Faisal is able to offer support and counselling services to couples and families that are reflective of their religious and spiritual beliefs.




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