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Sikh Diaspora Bodies Express Concern Over Indian Interference in Canada

Sikh diaspora groups in Canada have expressed serious concerns over Indian interference in Sikh affairs in Canada.The World Sikh Organization of Canada has written to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale over concerns regarding the interference of Indian interests in Canada and within the Sikh community.

Changes to 2018 Terrorism Threat To Canada Report a Welcome First Step: World Sikh Organization

In a written statement issued on Friday (April 12) the World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomed the changes to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.

WSO Expresses Disappointment Over Tabling of Quebec “Secularism” Bill

The World Sikh Organisation of Canada is deeply disappointed by the tabling of Bill 21- An Act respecting the laicity of the State today by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government banning the wearing of religious symbols.

WSO Canada to Host KaursVote Panels For Sikh Heritage Month

"KaursVote is a non-partisan initiative that will address the underrepresentation of Sikh women in the political process by focusing on why Sikh women’s voices are so important", WSO said in a statement. "The initiative will help start dialogues for Sikh women across the country on how they can better engage with the political process and ensure that politicians are responsive and accountable to their issues".

First Sikh & Hindu Afghan Refugee Families Arrive in Canada

First Sikh and Hindu refugee families from Afghanistan to Canada on March 12, 2019. The first two refugee families arrived in Calgary.

WSO to Host #AskCanadianSikhs Panels Against Inclusion of Sikhs in 2018 Report

This month, the World Sikh Organization of Canada will once again be hosting the #AskCanadianSikhs panel series in Brampton, Edmonton and Surrey. The subject of this year’s panels will be the inclusion of “Sikh (Khalistani) Terrorism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.

WSO to Provide Profession Related Guidence to Sikh Students in BC under Mentorship Programme

The World Sikh Organisation (WSO) has reportedly launched the Sikh Mentorship Programme (SMP) designed to connect such students with Sikh professionals for attaining academic and professional guidance for the purpose of attaining gainful employment.

Sikh Representatives Meet With Minister Goodale on Public Safety Report

Representatives of the Sikh community and Canadian Gurdwaras met with Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale on January 21 with respect to the inclusion, for the first time, of “Sikh (Khalistani) Extremism” in Public Safety Canada’s 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada.

Sajjan Kumar’s Conviction is only a First Step: WSO

In its judgment released yesterday, the Delhi High Court found that “the mass killings of Sikhs in Delhi and elsewhere in November 1984 were in fact ‘crimes against humanity’. They will continue to shock the collective conscience of society for a long time to come.”

Public Safety Canada Terror Report Maligns Canadian Sikhs

Addition of imagined “Sikh extremism” to the 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada is a cause of concern for the Sikh diaspora in Canada who are facing continuous propaganda by the Indian state which aims to malign their image.

Reconsideration Motion Filed at Supreme Court For QNA Kirpan Appeal

In February 2018, the Quebec Court of Appeal rejected the WSO’s appeal on the grounds that the Quebec National Assembly may exclude individuals based on parliamentary privilege. The Superior Court decision below had upheld the authority of the QNA to "exclude kirpans from its precincts as an assertion of parliamentary privilege over the exclusion of strangers.''

World Karate Federation (WKF) Agrees to Accommodate Religious Head Coverings for Athletes

The World Karate Federation (WKF) has agreed to accommodate religiously mandated headwear for male competitors. Prior to the change, only female athletes were permitted to wear head coverings.

WSO & Manmeet Singh Bhullar Foundation Welcome Approval of Afghan Hindu & Sikh Refugee Applications

On November 27, the Government of Canada announced that it is approving the resettlement of Sikh and Hindu refugees to Canada, who had fled Afghanistan due to religious persecution.

WSO Condemns Racist Graffiti Kelowna Gurdwara Sahib in BC

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has strongly condemned the racist vandalism of the Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society in Kelowna, British Columbia. The racist graffiti was discovered on Nov. 19 as a gathering was starting.

Amritsar Blast Update: TV Media Playing Dangerous & Dirty Game with Fake Sketches and Fake CCTV Footage

News18 Punjab, a TV channel by Network 18, started playing so-called sketches of culprits who had triggered the blast. The so-called sketches looked more like real photographs and were shown on prime channels of Network 18 also.

Sikhs in Canada: WSO Works to Introduce Kirpan Accommodation on BC Ferries

The World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) has worked to implement a kirpan accommodation policy with BC Ferries after several Sikh passengers were told they could not wear their kirpans while travelling.

WSO Canada Expresses Disappointment Over Denial of Leave to Appeal Singh v. A.G. Quebec

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply disappointed by today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to deny leave to appeal in the case Singh, et al. v. Attorney General of Québec.

WSO to Host International Students Orientation at Dixie Gurdwara Sahib in Ontario on Oct. 14

On October 14th from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Ontario Khalsa Darbar, the World Sikh Organization of Canada will be hosting an International Students Orientation exclusively for Punjabi speaking students and Sikh students who are studying in post-secondary institutions in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

WSO Welcomes Ontario Motorcycle Helmet Exemption for Sikhs

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has welcomed announcement by the Ontario Government to, as of October 18, 2018, exempt turbaned Sikh motorcyclists from helmet requirements.

WSO Holds Canada-Wide Orientations for International Students

World Sikh Organization of Canada is holidng orientation sessions for international students in cities across Canada, including Montreal, Ottawa, Brampton, Windsor, Winnipeg and Surrey.

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