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

  • 03

    July 3, 2024 — Today, the World Sikh Organization of Canada and the Sikh Coalition in the United States issued the following joint statement: “The Sikh community remains under threat from transnational repression perpetrated by the government of India.” “In some regards, our respective countries ...

  • 27

    Ottawa (June 27, 2024):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is deeply concerned by a front-page story published today in the Globe & Mail entitled "Sajjan instructed special forces to rescue Afghan Sikhs during fall of Kabul." The article raises questions around the efforts to evacua...

  • 18

    Ottawa, June 18, 2024 – The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) solemnly commemorates the one-year anniversary of the targeted assassination of Bhai Hardeep Singh Nijjar at the hands of agents of the Government of India. Bhai Nijjar’s death was a pivotal moment for Sikhs in Canada, exposing t...