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.
(August 20, 2022): Over the past two weeks, Mandeep Kaur’s video has circulated on Punjabi media networks, highlighting the need for our sangat to have critical conversations addressing the societal and communal normalization of domestic violence. Mandeep Kaur’s disclosure of being a survivor of...
Toronto (July 4, 2022). The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) calls for the immediate reinstatement of over 100 Sikh security guards at City of Toronto sites who have been removed due to their religiously required facial hair. The City of Toronto has recently instituted a “clean shave” re...
Ottawa (June 18, 2022): The World Sikh Organization of Canada calls, once again, on the Government of Canada to recognize its humanitarian duty and immediately evacuate Afghan Sikhs and Hindus to Canada. Earlier today, a terrorist attack took place at Kabul’s Gurdwara Karte Parwan, destroying t...