With almost 10 years of experience as a community service worker and facilitator, Fosia is a highly skilled and resourceful professional with a career in supporting children, youth and adults explore their potential for healing, resistance and growth while interfacing with institutional systems.

She has led a range of research, communications and administrative projects with Midaynta Community Services, The Black Experience Project, and Lead Agency Strides Toronto. Additionally, she is also one of the first Somali-targeted Youth Outreach Workers in the provincial program.

As a trauma and healing informed practitioner, Fosia is very experienced in dealing with domestic violence, human trafficking, immigration and settlement, youth justice and crisis intervention. She strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental and empathic space for all.

Fosia utlizes relational cultural approaches driven by connection and community in much of her work.  Fosia holds an Honours Bachelors of Arts, specializing in Sociology.

When not at work, you can find her listening to podcasts, catching up with friends over a good meal or keeping up with comedy specials.