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 (September 10, 2021):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada finds both Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole’s ‘offence’ at a question in last night’s debate calling Quebec’s Bill 21 ‘racist’ and ‘discriminatory’ to be what is actually offensiv...

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    Ottawa (August 20, 2021):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada condemns the kirpan policy introduced by the NSW Department of Education in Australia.  The new kirpan policy fundamentally alters the nature of the kirpan by requiring that it be no more than 8.5cm in length and have "no sharp edge...

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    Surrey (August 16, 2021):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada calls on the Government of Canada to ensure that members of India’s security forces, accused of human rights abuses, are not permitted to enter Canada.   It has come to light that Inspector Prem Bhangu of the Indian Punjab Police re...