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 (June 19, 2021):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada calls on Australian Sikhs to reject the kirpan policy proposed by the NSW Department of Education. The policy would require that kirpans be “blunt” and secured by a soldered chain that restricts the removal of the kirpan, amongst othe...

  • 10

    Toronto (June 9, 2021):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply concerned by the Ontario government’s invoking of the notwithstanding to protect the Election Finances Act which was struck down by the Ontario Superior Court on Tuesday.  The Act would have limited third-party spending outs...

  • 02

    Surrey (June 2, 2021):  The World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the amendments to Part 8 of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR) relating to safety headgear.  Section 8.11 of the OHSR required safety headgear to be worn in any work area where there is a danger of head inj...