WSO Celebrates Declaration of Sikh Heritage Month in Alberta

Calgary (April 7, 2017):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada celebrates the declaration of April 2017 as Sikh Heritage Month in Alberta.  The announcement was made today by Irfan Sabir, Alberta Minister of Community and Social Services.  Continue reading

WSO Welcomes Passing of 1984 Sikh Genocide Motion in Ontario

Toronto (April 6, 2017):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the passing of Private Members’ Motion 46 tabled by Ontario Liberal MPP Harinder Malhi recognizing the 1984 Sikh Genocide.  The motion was passed by a vote of 34 to 5.  Continue reading

WSO Supports Ontario 1984 Sikh Genocide Motion

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has written to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne in support of MPP Harinder Malhi's motion acknowledging the 1984 Sikh Genocide in India.  The text of WSO President Mukhbir Singh's letter is below: Continue reading

Sikhs Across Canada Deliver Valentine's Care Packages to Women's Shelters

Ottawa (February 15, 2017):  For the fourth year in a row, Sikhs across Canada, in partnership with the World Sikh Organization of Canada, joined to take part in the One Billion Rising movement by providing care packages, treats and baked goods to approximately 1500 women and children in shelters in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.   Valentine’s cards prepared by Sikh children accompanied the packages.  Continue reading

WSO Statement on Quebec Terror Attack

Ottawa (January 30, 2017):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns last night’s horrific terror attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Sainte-Foy, Quebec City.  It was reported that two gunmen entered the mosque and killed six people.  Continue reading

WSO Condemns Racist Vandalism of Calgary Gurdwara

Calgary (December 24, 2016):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns the racist vandalism of the Sikh Society of Calgary that took place early on Thursday morning.  The racist graffiti included a swastika and profanity.  In January 2015, a gurdwara in Edmonton was spray-painted with racist graffiti and earlier this year, racist-anti Sikh posters were posted at the University of Alberta. Continue reading

WSO Condemns Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Ottawa

Ottawa (November 17, 2016): WSO condemns the vandalism of three Jewish centers in Ottawa that have been spray-painted with swastikas and hate messaging.  Most recently, the Machzikei Hadas synagogue was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti last night.  Continue reading

WSO Congratulates Sabi Marwah on Senate Appointment

Ottawa (October 31, 2016):  WSO offers its congratulations to Sarabjit (Sabi) Singh Marwah on being appointed Canada's first Sikh senator. Marwah, who recently retired as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Scotiabank and is a founding member of the Sikh Foundation of Canada, has long been a mentor to up and coming Sikh professionals and has worked on several Sikh cultural initiatives.  Continue reading

Sikh Community Remembers Jim Prentice

Edmonton (October 14, 2016):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada expresses sincere condolences on the passing of former Alberta premier, Jim Prentice. WSO Vice President for Alberta Tejinder Singh Sidhu said today, "Jim Prentice was a devoted public servant and was dedicated to the service of Alberta and all of Canada.  Alberta's Sikhs will fondly remember the instrumental role he played in helping establish the Dashmesh Culture Centre gurdwara here in Calgary.  Jim took time away from his personal life to ensure that the growing Sikh community had a place to gather and worship and provided his services without any cost.  He will be sorely missed.  Our prayers are with the Prentice family at this difficult time and with the families of the others that lost their lives in last night's crash." Continue reading

WSO Concerned by Racist Graffiti Found at Fatal Alberta Motel Fire

Edmonton (October 13, 2016):  The World Sikh Organization expresses its grave concern after reports that a fatal fire at an Alberta motel may be connected to racist graffiti found at the scene. Continue reading