Samia Hashi is Unifor’s Ontario Regional Director, elected at the 2023 Canada Council.
Prior to her election, Hashi worked in both Organizing and Human Rights, supporting workers in their campaigns to join the union and fighting for equity as liaison to the union’s regional women’s committees.
As an organizer, Hashi has welcomed thousands of new union members to Unifor, assisting them in taking that brave first step towards fighting for representation, respect, and good jobs.
Hashi has a deeply-rooted background and passion for organizing, having led an organizing drive of her own workplace, Bell TV at Bell Canada. As a member of Local 6006, Samia served as steward and represented workers across the province as a member of the Unifor Ontario Regional Council’s Young Workers’ Committee.
Hashi’s family immigrated to Canada in 1991, arriving as Eritrean refugees. Upon arrival, her family found community support and solidarity in addition to the rights and freedoms that her parents had sought for Hashi and her siblings.
In what spare time she has, Hashi enjoys reading, traveling, discovering new and unique food, and spending time with her loved ones.