Sukhdeep Kaur Chohan of Hickory Wood Public School of Brampton, Ontario, is the only South Asian teacher to receive the 2013 Prime Minister’s Award for teaching excellence. The awards were announced to coincide with National Child Day, which marks the date that Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
An Indo-Canadian girl who is a first-year nursing student at the University of Windsor, has won the prestigious crown of Miss Canada 2014. On Saturday, 18 year old Priya Madaan competed against 18 other finalists from across Canada, held in her hometown Montreal.
Manmeet Bhullar, Indian origin human services minister of the Canadian province of Alberta, has announced a CAD 1,00,000 (nearly $90,000) grant to help sexually abused Indo-Canadian children in the city of Calgary.
Indian students have always formed the bulk of foreign students studying in the overseas universities in countries such as US, Canada and United Kingdom. And, in recent years the Canadian universities have thrown open their doors for more Indian students.
Manmeet Bhullar, Indian origin human services minister of the Canadian province of Alberta, has announced a CAD100,000 (nearly $90,000) grant to help sexually abused Indo-Canadian children in the city of Calgary.
A British Sikh man, who is facing deportation from Canada, admitted at an immigration hearing here that he was once part of the banned Babbar Khalsa terrorist group but said he never advocated violence.
In a new exhibit, the story of the Komagata Maru is told on a single wall of four screens at Surrey museum. The community treasures section of the Cloverdale facility is home to echoes of the Komagata Maru: 1914 to 2014.
A Toronto-area trucker testified on Thursday that he may be a garbage picker, but he is not a drug smuggler. Baldev Singh, 44, crossed the Ambassador Bridge into Canada on March 19, 2009, with 69 kilograms of cocaine hidden in crates of oranges. In the cab of his truck where he slept were two suitcases that, when scanned, tested positive for cocaine residue.
On February 14, the World Sikh Organization (WSO) of Canada joined with Sikh communities across Canada to take part in the One Billion Rising movement by providing care packages, treats and baked goods to over 800 women in 22 women’s shelters in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.
Two men charged in connection with the murder of 19-year-old model, actress and university student, Maple Batalia, have been ordered to stand trial in BC Supreme Court.
Canada’s first-ever Punjabi church is ready to open its doors in Surrey next month. The church, which has been operating out of a rented annexe at a Delta church for nearly 20 years, is a multicultural and community-serving church that widely caters to the Lower Mainland’s South- Asian Christian community.
Five years ago a retired Sikh-Canadian couple walking with their dog through their neighborhood stumbled upon a brilliant idea. They decided not only, to help to clean up the neighborhood but also to donate for charity.
Sikhs across the Lower Mainland will be joining One Billion Rising in a day of action to fight violence against women this Valentine’s Day. “It’s an important cause,” World Sikh Organization of Canada’s executive director Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning said.
The BC Teacher Regulation Branch has issued a 25-year teaching ban on a former Surrey high school teacher serving a life sentence for murdering his pregnant wife. Mukhtiar Singh Panghali was convicted of second-degree murder of his 4 months pregnant wife in March 2011.
Two Sikh private schools in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada - located in Brampton and Mississauga, respectively - have scored top rankings in the annual Fraser Institute report card.