Despite having no education and broken English when she first came to Canada 36 years ago, Samia has always embedded herself in her community. Soon after moving to Vancouver in 2007, she joined a small church located in the East side whose primary purpose was to help disadvantaged peoples in the community. She has always been passionate about helping others no matter their faith or ethnicity but is particularly committed to helping mothers in the Aboriginal community. For years Samia held fundraisers of all sorts, even selling hot dogs, to raise funds to buy a location near Hastings to service the community. She then became the Director/Chef of the current food program that cooks meals twice a week and redistributes food to dozens of Aboriginal families in need. Through her selfless dedication to others she has helped heal broken relationships and built new ones that form the fabric of our vibrant community.