The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) wishes all Canadians a very happy Canada Day.
Sikhs across Canada are celebrating this great country and their long history here. Sikhs first arrived in Canada in the late 1800s and have since developed deep roots and ties with this nation. Today we find Sikhs actively engaged in all facets of Canadian life from business to politics to the armed forces.
One of the reasons Sikhs have formed such strong bonds with Canada is that Sikh values of equality, tolerance, freedom and respect of differences are also Canadian values that we see enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As we celebrate all that Canada means to us, let us also take a moment to remember those around the world who are less fortunate and do not enjoy the same rights and freedoms we enjoy here. Canada has a long history of being a champion of human rights and we must continue to promote and protect those rights around the globe.
Once again, on behalf of WSO, we wish all Canadians a very happy Canada Day!
The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is a non-profit international organization with a mandate to promote and protect the interests of the Sikh Diaspora, as well as to promote and advocate for the protection of human rights for all individuals, irrespective of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, and social and economic status.