Jake Farr

About Me

I am a registered clinical social worker in Ontario, holding a Master degree in Social work with emphasis on addictions and 2SLGBTQI health.

Prior to becoming a full time clinical social worker, I was a business executive, which gives me insight and allows me to understand the nuances of executive stress and burn out associated with today’s expectations in the work force.

I am professor with Centennial College in the Addictions and Mental Health Department.

I am an advocator for equitable treatment and care for the 2SLGBTQI community locally, provincially, and federally. I have specific interest in trans health care.

Current Memberships/Boards/Positions

  • CMA Patient Voice
  • Lead of Community of Practice Trans Health Care- Durham Region
  • Member of Carea CC Ajax Pickering Advisory Team
  • Member of DRPS Community Safety Advisory Council
  • Member of Age Friendly Steering Committee-Pickering
  • Member of Durham Region – Social Workers
  • President- PFLAG Durham Region
  • Chair of BLOOM/Transitional Gender Housing and Support Program


  • Indigenous Canada Certificate
  • Adult Learning Paedology
  • OCD-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Responding Effectively to Clients Who Experience Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma
  • LGBTQ Train the Trainer Facilitator
  • Indigenous Cultural Responsiveness Theory (ICRT): a New Tool for Improving Health Outcomes for FNMI (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) peoples.
  • Ageism and Discrimination
  • AFFIRMative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Suicide Interventions
  • Defusing, Anger, Resistance and Hostility
  • Diversity -Anti-Oppression
  • Harm Reduction