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    WSO Launches Sikh Mentorship Program

    Surrey (January 15, 2019):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada is proud to announce the launch of the Sikh Mentorship Program (SMP). The SMP is designed to connect Sikh professionals with Sikh students (16+) who are seeking guidance and direction academically or professionally. Alongside mentor-mentee matching, the Sikh Mentorship Program will also include workshops, panels, and networking events. The program is sponsored in part by the Government of Canada and TakingITGlobal.
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    Sajjan Kumar Verdict Only a First Step: WSO

    Ottawa (December 17, 2018):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the conviction of veteran Congress Party leader Sajjan Kumar by the Delhi High Court today.  Kumar was sentenced to life in prison for crimes committed during the 1984 Sikh Genocide, specifically the killing of five Sikhs and the arson of a Delhi gurdwara.  Ironically, Monday also saw the swearing-in of Kamal Nath as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.  Nath is also accused of leading a mob that attacked a gurdwara and burnt several Sikhs alive in Delhi during the 1984 Sikh Genocide.  In its judgment released today, the Delhi High Court found that “the mass killings of Sikhs in Delhi and elsewhere in November 1984 were in fact ‘crimes against humanity’. They will continue to shock the collective conscience of society for a long time to come.”
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    Vancouver Sun Removes "Sikh" from Kabaddi Story

    The Vancouver Sun has removed references to "Sikhs" in the January 4, 2019 article by Douglas Todd entitled “Half of Indian athletes who came to Canada failed to go home”.  WSO had written in to request the change. Originally the piece included the following passages: “While some Sikhs in Canada are unhappy with the way kabaddi athletes pay consultants to help them jump Canada’s visa and immigration queues, federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says in a government document that the special visa program for the mostly Punjabi athletes “provides benefits” to Canada"
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    New Year = Introspection

    The new year is a great time to engage in introspection.We had an active and busy 2018, and I truly believe the WSO was up to the challenge of providing a smart and sophisticated Sikh voice in Canada. 
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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM · 2 rsvps
    Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, ON, Canada

    WSO at Women's March Toronto

    On January 19th, from 12-3 the World Sikh Organization will be taking a part in Women March On: Toronto to resist and making it clear to policymakers that we will not accept rollbacks and attacks on our communities.

    This march, and this movement, began in solidarity with our sisters in the United States as they demonstrated their resistance to their country’s new leadership. We march to bring awareness to the changes needed to build a safer, more inclusive Toronto.

    Email jaskaransandhu@worldsikh.org for details on where we are meeting.

    All genders are welcome. Please dress according to the weather!

     

    Monday, January 28, 2019 at 04:00 PM · 11 rsvps
    University of Regina in Regina, SK, Canada

    Regina - International Students Orientation Session

    The World Sikh Organization of Canada will be hosting an International Students Orientation exclusively for Punjabi speaking students and Sikh students who are studying in post-secondary institutions in and around Regina.

    The objective of this orientation is to provide more personalized information regarding student rights, duties and immigration rules.

    Speakers will also be addressing issues concerning part time/full time work, permanent residency, academic integrity, discrimination, landlord disputes and adjustment to Canadian culture. Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss any other issue of importance during the workshhop.

    This is a free event; however, seating is limited. Please register to ensure that your seat is reserved.


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