(October 10, 2018): The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes today’s announcement by the Ontario Government to, as of October 18, 2018, exempt turbaned Sikh motorcyclists from helmet requirements. Last week MPP Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria introduced a bill to amend the Highway Traffic Act to exempt turban-wearers from helmet requirements, but the government said Wednesday it would provide the exemption through a regulation.read moreOttawa (September 26, 2018): The World Sikh Organization of Canada is holidng orientation sessions for international students in cities across Canada, including Montreal, Ottawa, Brampton, Windsor, Winnipeg and Surrey. Canada has welcomed over 500,000 international students who currently study at educational institutions across the country. India is the source of approximately 25% of all international students in Canada and students from Punjab make up the majority of that number.read more
September was a busy month. I started off in Manitoba, taking part in the Winnipeg Nagar Kirtan with our local team, educating the community on essential social services available to us and the role the Sikh Family Helpline plays in connecting those in need with service providers. I then found myself on the road again with our legal counsel Balpreet Singh, spending a week in Ottawa meeting key stakeholders, politicians, and government officials to discuss a variety of issues, such as the Afghan Sikh refugee file, Government of India interference in Sikh Canadian affairs, and the thoughts of Sikh Canadians across this country.read more4 years ago the WSO made a conscious decision - to invest in our youth in a meaningful and tangible way.In 2015 the Sikh Youth Leadership Institute (SYLI) was born.This August we saw another successful batch of incredibly smart Sikh youth from across Canada pass through SYLI in Ottawa.read more
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