Ottawa (August 27, 2018): The World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns the violence that took place Saturday at the Yuba City Gurdwara in California, USA. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Manjit Singh GK was assaulted outside the gurdwara.read moreMontreal (August 20, 2018): The World Sikh Organization of Canada today called upon the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec to work far harder to implement concrete measures to break down systemic barriers that make it difficult for Sikhs, and other minorities, to play their full role in Quebec society. WSO President Mukhbir Singh said that there are over 500,000 Sikhs across Canada representing some 1.5% of the national population and that there are approximately 15,000 Sikhs in Quebec with significant populations in the Montreal Borough of Lasalle and the Cities of Dollard des Ormeaux, Laval, Brossard and Vaudreuil-Dorion. He indicated that many Sikhs in Quebec were born here and that young Sikhs have successfully graduated from Quebec educational institutions and are fluent in French. “Sadly we note that there are virtually no Sikhs employees in the Montreal and provincial civil services. Moreover, the Montreal police and Surete du Quebec have yet to allow the wearing of the turban and develop hiring policies that could attract otherwise qualified Sikh candidates,” Mr. Singh said.read more
4 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
On September 29th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the University of Manitoba, 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 WInnipeg. 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.
Refreshments will also be provided.
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