Rahim Essabhai has been an educator for over a decade now. In addition to facilitating Business and Cooperative Education curriculum, he recently completed a Masters of Education in Applied Psychology & Human Development. While travelling, teaching and volunteering in more than 25 countries, Rahim often spends his time gazing at maps searching for the next eye-opening experience; this led him to Africa to volunteer within a secondary school located in one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

Rahim teaches Grade 12 Business at John Polanyi Collegiate Institute in the TDSB, and is a 2016-2017 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. Get to know Rahim and his work!


Success isn’t money to me anymore. I count success by the number of lives I have touched. I can only dream that one day, I will be able to have a career where I can touch as many lives as Mr. Essabhai has.
— Former student
His course is now regarded as one of the most prestigious and sought after courses in our school community. The reputation of this program is quickly spreading globally largely due to the commitment and creativity of Mr. Essabhai and the team from Rotman.
— JPCI Principal