Surrey (November 14, 2018): The WSO has worked to implement a kirpan accommodation policy with BC Ferries after several Sikh passengers were told they could not wear their kirpans while travelling. BC Ferries provides transportation for many BC residents who travel between the mainland and coastal and island communities.read moreOttawa (November 6, 2018): The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply disappointed by the lack of commemoration of the 1984 Sikh Genocide by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Neither Prime Minister Trudeau nor Premier Ford issued any commemoration of the 1984 Sikh Genocide that is marked by Sikhs across the world during the first week of November.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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