Est. 1984

what we are fighting for

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) promotes and protects the interests of Sikhs in Canada and around the world and advocates for the protection of human rights for all.  

We have been to the Supreme Court of Canada on numerous occasions to protect the rights of Sikhs and other faiths, to freely practice their religion. 

We uphold civil liberties, irrespective of an individuals background.

We engage in media and government relations across Canada, to ensure the Sikh narrative, identity and lived experiences are articulated, understood and respected.

We empower our youth and build community capacity through initiatives such as the Sikh Family Helpline, the Sikh Youth Leadership Institute and the Sikh Mentorship Program.

We work in partnership with interfaith and BIPOC partners to promote democratic engagement and collectively address pertinent issues.

We are Canada's premier national Sikh advocacy organization.


Help us achieve our goals by joining the ੧੦vand program and donating monthly.


News Room

Press Releases

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    Ottawa (April 22, 2023):  India’s quest to detain Bhai Amritpal Singh has once again exposed the injustice and hypocrisy of the Government of India towards Sikhs. Today, Bhai Amritpal Singh presented himself for arrest at village Rode in Punjab at the same place he assumed leadership of the Waris...

  • 13

    Ottawa (April 13, 2023):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns the overwhelming police and paramilitary deployment by Indian authorities at Takhat Sri Damdama in Punjab ahead of Vaisakhi and calls for their immediate withdrawal from the vicinity of all Sikh sites.  Individuals arriving ...

  • 21

    Ottawa (March 21, 2023):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly in support of the NDP call to boycott G20 events in Chandigarh and Kashmir and ban BJP officials that have made threats against minorities a...