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World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) Welcomes Supreme Court Decision on Religious Membership

World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark case of Highwood Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses v. Randy Wall (‘Wall’).

Canada: Sikh group and Peel School Board Launch Sikh E-Module

World Sikh Organization of Canada, in partnership with the Peel District School Board, yesterday (May 28) launched the Sikh Faith E-Module.

Human Rights Defender Alert: G.N. Saibaba Denied Adequate Medical Treatment in Custody

Disabled activist and teacher G.N. Saibaba continues to face serious health issues while being held in Nagpur Central Jail in India, the World Sikh Organisation of Canada (WSO) said in a statement issued on Wednesday (April 25).

#AskCanadianSikhs Forums Received Overwhelming Response: WSO (Canada)

The World Sikh Organization of Canada says it received an overwhelming response to a series of panels it hosted this past weekend in Edmonton, Surrey and Brampton entitled, “#AskCanadianSikhs: When Canadian Sikhs Spoke Out”.

India-Canada Framework May Put Sikh Lives at Risk: World Sikh Organisation of Canada

The World Sikh Organization of Canada has expressed deep concerns over the recent announcement of the Framework for Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism between Canada and India.

WSO (Canada) Rejects Allegations of Rising Radicalism Against Canadian Sikhs

Following up to and during Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit to India, a number of media sources reported allegations of “rising Sikh radicalism in Canada”.

WSO Appears at Supreme Court Of Canada for Trinity Western University Appeal

Last Friday that is on 1st December 2017, a Sikh rights group named World Sikh Organization (WSO) of Canada presented oral arguments at the Supreme Court of Canada

Deeply Concerned By Abduction And Alleged Torture of UK Citizen by Punjab Police: WSO

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply concerned by emerging reports about the treatment received by Jagtar Singh Johal, a UK resident,

WSO Helps Resolve Kirpan Accommodation at Regina’s Evraz Place

World Sikh Organisation of Canada has helped implement a kirpan accommodation policy at Regina’s Evraz Place after a group of Sikhs were denied entry because of their kirpans this past summer.

Sikhs Allowed to Wear Small Kirpan on Domestic and International Flights in Canada

The Transport Canada has reportedly allowed Sikhs to wear small Kirpan on board on domestic and international flights. The exemption however is not applicable to fight to United States of America (USA).

World Sikh Organisation of Canada Appears at Supreme Court for Highwood Congregation v. Wall Appeal

World Sikh Organization of Canada presented oral arguments at the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark case in Highwood Congregation v. Wall, a case questioning whether courts can judicially review membership decisions taken by private religious associations.

World Sikh Organization of Canada expresses disappointment over Quebec Naqab Ban

World Sikh Organisation of Canada is disappointed by the passing of Bill 62 in Quebec’s National Assembly on Wednesday.

WSO (Canada) Congratulate Jagmeet Singh on Historic NDP Leadership Victory

The World Sikh Organization of Canada congratulates Jagmeet Singh on being elected the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP). Jagmeet Singh is the first racialized person and first Sikh to be elected leader of a federal party in Canada.

World Sikh Organisation Holds 3rd Annual Sikh Youth Leadership Institute in Ottawa

The World Sikh Organization of Canada held its third annual Sikh Youth Leadership Institute (SYLI) in Ottawa this past weekend. After taking part in a rigorous application process, twenty Sikh youths between the ages of 18-25 were selected to take part in the program.

WSO Canada Calls on SGPC, Giani Gurbachan Singh to Reject Proposed Italian “Modified” Kirpan

World Sikh Organization of Canada has called on Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee and Giani Gurbachan Singh to reject the proposed Italian "modification" of the kirpan.

WSO General Counsel Palbinder Kaur Shergill Appointed to Supreme Court of BC

World Sikh Organization of Canada congratulates The Honourable Madam Justice Palbinder Kaur Shergill Q.C. on her appointment as a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster.

WSO Calls for Inquiry Into Punjab Human Rights Abuses in Punjab during 1980s-90s

World Sikh Organization of Canada calls for a full commission of inquiry into human rights abuses that took place in Punjab in the 80s and 90s.

World Sikh Organization of Canada Releases Report on Bullying of Sikh Students in Peel Region

World Sikh Organization of Canada released a report today on issues faced by Sikh students in Ontario’s Peel District School Board (PDSB).

Sikhs Exempted from Mandatory Helmet Law for OHV in Alberta (Canada)

World Sikh Organization of Canada welcomes the exemption for turbaned Sikh Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) riders from helmet requirements in Alberta’s amendments to the Traffic Safety Act and Off-Highway Vehicle Regulation.

WSO (Canada) Celebrates Declaration of Sikh Heritage Month in Alberta

The World Sikh Organization of Canada celebrates the declaration of April 2017 as Sikh Heritage Month in Alberta. The announcement was made today by Irfan Sabir, Alberta Minister of Community and Social Services.

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