In 2013, history was made with April proclaimed as Sikh Heritage Month by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Bill 52). The first of its kind in the world, Sikh Heritage Month is a celebration of arts, culture and heritage.
Sikh Heritage Month is made possible through partnership with city and public institutions. Past partners include the City of Brampton, Region of Peel, Rose Theatre and the Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA).
Sikh Heritage Month has featured the work of local and international artists and has collaborated with more than 20 community partners. Every year, Sikh Heritage Month brings communities together to celebrate art, heritage and culture.
Sikh Heritage Month, first launched as a month long festival in 2015 with over 4 500 visitors, who came to explore, connect, learn and celebrate culture.
In 2018, we hosted over 10 000 visitors throughout the month, making it our most successful year to date.
Sikh Heritage Month Across Canada
The Sikh Heritage Month Foundation works collaboratively with Sikh Heritage Initiatives across Canada. Each Initiative is independently organized by a committed team of community leaders and change-makers. In the coming years, we envision hosting programs and events in more and more cities around the world.