The World Sikh Organization of Canada, founded in 1984, is the only national Sikh advocacy and human rights organization in Canada. The organization works to assist Sikhs in Canada and around the world with accommodation issues related to their faith. In addition, the organization has developed programming and services to address the specific needs of the Sikh community including the Sikh Mentorship Program, the Sikh Youth Leadership Institute and the Sikh Family Helpline.