Nominated by: Action Travail des Femmes (ATF)
Samia Belouchi is a criminologist who has been offering counselling with Groupe d’aide et d’information sur le harcèlement sexuel de la province de Québec inc. since 2010. She provides active listening, moral support and consulting services to people experiencing or having experienced workplace harassment to help them regain control of their circumstances.
Samia accompanies and represents victims of workplace sexual harassment in complaints processes and in filing claims with different bodies, including the CNESST (labour standards, equity and occupational health and safety board) and the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse. She specializes in mediation and investigation into workplace harassment.
She also represents the Groupe d’aide at the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse advocacy issue table. Educating the public and making change are a priority for Samia, who facilitates information sessions in different fields and is called upon to share her expertise with the media when workplace harassment makes the news.