A very active member of her community, Sam has dedicated her life to improving her community here in Ottawa and beyond. Currently working as a Senior Engagement 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.
Sam currently serves as the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian South Asian Women’s Chamber of Commerce as well as 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 2018 she was elected as the National Party Secretary of the Liberal Party of Canada where she also continues to serve.
During her post-graduate studies where she earned a degree specializing in political science, Sam continued to volunteer with the Liberals in various ridings, organizing many women’s clubs and working with a number of MPs in their constituents’ offices. In addition to having worked with many Members of Parliament and Federal Ministers, in 2003 Sam was elected as Director of the National Women’s Liberal Commission (NWLC) where she also provided support to the Indigenous Peoples’ Commission at the Liberal Party of Canada’s National Headquarters in Ottawa. She has served as Vice President for the Carleton Riding Association, Vice President (Ontario) for the NWLC, Interim President of NWLC, and much more. In the 2022 Ontario General Election, Sam stood as the candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party in Ottawa West-Nepean.
Sam and her husband Nav of nearly 18 years have two beautiful boys, Eshaan and Nivaan. She is a dedicated and proud mother who hopes that her children will embrace the good values that she has helped to teach them and that they will have the same opportunities to serve Canadians as she has had so far and continues to have on a daily basis.