President's Report

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ

2021 marked another momentous year for the World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO). A year of growth, advocacy, perseverance, and most importantly, Chardi Kala. We witnessed the resiliency of our community through the Delhi #FarmersProtest which led to the repeal of the 3 ordinances as well as the evacuation of Afghan Sikhs from Kabul to India.


As we look back at this year, we are both proud and humbled by the community support we receive from you to help us advance the issues most important to Sikhs in Canada. Our dynamic board, staff, and volunteers have worked tirelessly to navigate and respond to a wide range of complex issues. Whether it was fighting systemic racism by challenging Bill 21 in Quebec, responding to the community's ongoing pandemic related struggles with PPE, safeguarding accommodation for kakkars on worksites and in schools, or being a credible voice for Sikhs in media - the WSO has remained committed to serving our community.


As our organization embarks on it’s 37th year of seva, we have confirmed our new Board for the 2022-2023 term. I am proud to share that for the first time in our history, the majority of the WSO Board of Directors are Sikh women. The composition of this board is also one of the youngest with almost 90% under the age of 40!


The WSO’s work continues to demonstrate how critical an effective grassroots advocacy organization is for our community. We hope you will reflect on the impact our dedicated staff and volunteers are making and recognize that we cannot do it without your support. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up to our Dasvand Program, an initiative that strives to secure 500 new donors who donate at least $500 or more a year - choosing either an annual recurring donation or through monthly installments. This money will ensure that we continue to give a strong voice to Sikh issues, work on programming that empowers our youth, women, and under-represented groups, and address service gaps through innovative, sustainable and collaborative solutions. Please sign up today by going to www.worldsikh.org/dasvandprogram.

Tejinder Singh Sidhu

President, World Sikh Organization of Canada

Read the entire 2021 President's Report by clicking here.

 

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