The OCH Foundation helps thousands of families, youth and children achieve personal success through education, employment, and community engagement programs.
The volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors guide and champion the work we do to support families living in Ottawa Community Housing neighbourhoods. The OCH Foundation is grateful to work alongside some wonderful individuals and leaders within our Ottawa community.
Director of Fund Development
Sam is an active member nationally and is very involved in the Ottawa community. She has dedicated her life to improving the lives of others here in Ottawa and around the world.
Currently Sam is working as a Senior Advisor, she has worked and managed numerous projects including Canadian energy projects, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, G7, G20, International Energy project/conferences, and numerous other international affairs. She also runs a small business with her husband. Serving as the past current National Party Secretary of the Liberal Party of Canada, she also holds Board of Director positions with the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation, the Ottawa Youth Service Board, and serves as an Adjudicator with the Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council. Sam has previously served as the Chair of the Champlain Maternal Newborn Regional Program, Chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council with the Ottawa Hospital (PFAC) & served as a member of numerous other committees at the Ottawa Hospital and CHEO.
Sam has also done work with the Canadian International Peace Project and served as a Member of the National Anti-Racism Council of Canada (NARCC) and as a Member of the Network of Indian Professionals. In the 2022 Ontario General Election, Sam stood as the candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party in Ottawa West-Nepean. Sam currently also serves as the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian South Asian Women’s Chamber of Commerce in addition to her Board of Director position with the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation and the Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council where she also serves as an Adjudicator.
In May of 2023, Sam was selected as Canada’s Chair of Negotiations and Diplomacy for the G100. She works alongside noble laureates, former Heads of State and Ministers, and many more all joined in a pact of purpose to create massive opportunities for women worldwide.