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 (May 3, 2024):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) welcomes reports that police have arrested members of an alleged hit squad that assassinated Bhai Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey, B.C. last June.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had informed the House of Commons on September 18, 20...

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    Ottawa (May 3, 2024):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) has reviewed the findings of Commissioner Marie-Josee Hogue in the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference’s Initial Report released today.   The WSO welcomes the Report’s conclusion that India engages in foreign interference act...

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    Ottawa (April 23, 2024) A coalition of prominent Sikh organizations has come together to address critical concerns regarding the future of international students and Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders in Canada. In an open letter addressed to the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigr...