Jama Maxie, S.S.W.
Addiction Therapy Specialist
Jama Maxie is a peer support worker at Addiction Rehab Toronto. He is of dual heritage- Indigenous and Afro-Black Canadian. His family background has all levels of intergenerational trauma due to his grandmother attending Canada’s infamous Residential School system. He himself was a former crown ward in the child welfare system. All of this played an enormous factor in his battle with addiction and poverty. After overcoming his personal battles and achieving sobriety in 2018, he graduated from Georgian College in 2020 with an Honours Diploma in the Social Service Worker Program. Upon graduation, he received an achievement for exemplary learner award for his program. He is currently majoring in Psychology at York University, with plans on pursuing a master’s in clinical psychology. He received the Indigenous Spirit Fund Award in 2021 for his outstanding efforts in breaking down barriers while achieving his full potential. His primary expertise is in the 12-step program. However, he thoroughly enjoys using his clinical knowledge in both social work and psychology to be of service to clients. He brings forward a client-centered and motivational approach when working with clients.