Co-founder says helpline takes Sikh tradition of seeking advice into 21st century
A new helpline is bringing Canada's Sikh community closer to local services, organizations and advice.
The recently established Sikh Family Helpline is a non-emergency phone line that allows callers to chat confidentially with volunteers.
Co-founder Jaskaran Sandhu, who is also the director of development for the World Sikh Organization of Canada, says the idea came after speaking to Sikhs around the country.
"The Sikh community, for whatever reason, are not comfortable reaching out to mainstream institutions," he said on Metro Morning.
"There seems to be language barriers, there's cultural barriers, and in some instances there may even be financial barriers.