Sikh Organizations

Whether you need information, assistance, or support we hope this list of Sikh organizations can help get you started! We are adding to it over time, so check back now and then! If there is an organization that has been helpful to you and it’s not listed here, please share it. Please note that the content and message of the organizations below do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of Kaur Life.

The organizations are in alphabetical order.

The Canadian Sikh Council

Established in 2008, the Canadian Sikh Coalition is a non-governmental organization representing over 50 Sikh Gurdwaras and societies. The Canadian Sikh Coalition exists to advocate for a world where Sikhs are recognized as a positive force and a distinct religious, cultural and political nation. 

 

Dasvandh Network

The Dasvandh Network (DVN) is an online giving platform established to motivate a surge in activism and giving within the Sikh community.

 

Eco Sikh

EcoSikh connects Sikh values, beliefs, and institutions to the most important environmental issues facing our world. We draw on the rich tradition of the Sikh Gurus and the Khalsa Panth to shape the behavior and outlook of Sikhs and the world, ensuring that our deep reverence for all creation remains a central part of the Sikh way of life.

 

Ensaaf

Ensaaf is a nonprofit organization working to end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in India, with a focus on Punjab, by documenting abuses, bringing perpetrators to justice, and organizing survivors. Ensaaf means justice in many South Asian languages. Ensaaf has established an international reputation for innovative and effective advocacy, working with India’s preeminent human rights attorneys and the world’s foremost human rights organizations.

The Jakara Movement

The Jakara Movement believes a new vision of the world – engaged communities, strong families, healthy individuals, and inspired youth – is possible through creative leadership and social activism, inspired by Gurmat. They strive to creating a new generation of leadership through individual development and community building.

 

Kaur Foundation

Founded in 2002, the Kaur Foundation is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to create awareness of the Sikh identity, heritage and secular values.

 

Kaurs United

The primary goal of Kaurs United is to strengthen the spiritual lives of Sikh women around the globe by providing them with reliable resources, innovative learning environments, and long-term support.

 

SAFAR: The Sikh Feminist Research Institute

SAFAR comprises academics, educators, activists, community organizers and independent researchers, committed to promoting and sustaining Sikh feminist research, praxis and activism.

 

SALDEF

The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) empowers Sikh Americans through advocacy, education and media relations.

 

Sikh Coalition

Sikh Coalition is a community-based organization that works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people.

 

Sikh Family Center

The Sikh Family Center is a grassroots community-based organization that helps create healthy, violence-free, more equitable communities by bridging gaps in access to public resources and social services, and providing education and direct support to community members using an empowerment approach that attends to cultural tradition, immigration experiences, and language access. SFC’s free and confidential National Helpline (408-800-SEVA 7382), provides crisis support and referral services by SFC’s trained Peer Counselors.

Sikh Helpline Australia

From racism, family problems, school problems, immigration issues , workers rights, and faith, the Sikh Helpline strives to provide support for Sikhs. It is a community based and confidential telephone and online support service where one can get help, advice, counseling and information on various issues.

Sikh Research Institute

The Sikh Research Institute aims to develop a principle-driven community by protecting the core and enlarging the resource pool. Our efforts are divided into three focus areas: Training and Development, Global Awareness, and Strategic Solutions.

 

Sikh Women

Sikh Women is an advocate organization comprising of men and women who believe in social change by harnessing the principles of Sikhism.

 

Sikh Women Now

Sikh Women Now is a non-profit, international organization committed to helping and healing humanity through Seva. They also recognize that collaboration is essential to promote better understanding of diversity, fight discrimination, oppression and violence against women.

 

The Sikh Youth Federation

The SYF is the umbrella organization for Sikh Students Associations (SSAs) across Eastern Canada, Sikh Students Camp, and Vidhia Academy. The Federation strives to create opportunities that allow youth to Experience Sikhi. We pursue our mission by upholding the traditions of Miri and Piri.

 

Sikhcess

Sikhcess is dedicated to enriching people’s lives through regular, sustained, and meaningful volunteer service.  Our work is based on the basic humanitarian principles of sharing, inclusiveness, community, and public service.

 

The Surat Initiative

The Surat Initiative aims to provide innovative educational materials and educational advocacy on key issues pertaining to the Sikh community. Surat aims to inspire people to live a purposeful life through education.

 

United Sikhs

United Sikhs is a UN-affiliated, international non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian relief, human development and advocacy organization, aimed at empowering those in need, especially disadvantaged and minority communities across the world.

 

The World Sikh Organization of Canada

The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is a non-profit organization with a mandate to promote and protect the interests of Canadian Sikhs 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.