What a year 2018 has been. We've seen the news articles, the constant barrage of attacks on the Sikh community's image and we've seen the work that an effective third-party advocacy group can do on behalf of the community.
Grassroots community empowerment remains integral to influencing long-term change - WSO has been there fighting on behalf of the community. Will you make sure this continues in 2019?
From fighting the persecution of Sikh articles of faith in Quebec, lobbying for Afghan Sikhs to be given refugee status, to responding to damaging allegations of Sikh Extremism - we have been there ready to engage and respond.
To help us continue to respond we increased our investments as well: Jaskaran Sandhu joined the organization as its Executive Director to lead and coordinate our initiatives and projects, the #AskCanadianSikhs social media campaign turned into a movement and we engaged more community members, public representatives and journalists than we have ever done before.
This work is paying immediate dividends and the most exciting part is that we are just getting started.
As a non-profit, we can only continue this work with your donations. We thank all those that have supported us this past year, and beyond, and we look forward to your continued commitment.
This will be our last email of the year, for those that have not previously donated to the WSO, I hope you will see the value in our work and consider making a financial contribution.
Thank you once again for being part of our journey, we look forward to working with you all in the coming year.