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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    Toronto (October 21, 2020):  In response to the needs of Sikh truck drivers who wear dastaars (turbans), Federal Marine Terminals have introduced a special accommodation procedure at their Hamilton site.  The accommodation procedure allows truck drivers who refuse to wear a protective hard-hat du...

  • 13

    Ottawa:  (October 13, 2020) The World Sikh Organization of Canada has examined key issues with respect to Sikhs in the Parliament of Canada from January 2018 until now to determine which MPs have been raising those issues.  January 2018 was used as the starting point in recognition of PM Trudeau'...

  • 07

    Ottawa: (October 1, 2020) The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the RCMP’s decision to allow bearded Sikh officers to return to operational duties. In a statement released today, the RCMP announced:   "Impacted bearded members across Canada may return to operational duties wearing the ap...