Sikh Heritage Month is proudly recognized at the Toronto District School Board during the month of April since 2016 as the Board of Trustees voted to designate April of each year Sikh Heritage Month making the TDSB the first school board in Canada to do so. This designation matches the recognition by the Province of Ontario that proclaimed Sikh Heritage Month Act in December 2013, and the recognition proclaimed by the Government of Canada on April 30, 2019. Sikh Heritage Month is recognized nationally across Canada.
This year our theme is Come to learn, go to serve; the goal of education is to serve humanity.
Sikh Canadians have lived in Ontario since the turn of the twentieth century. They have made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Ontario and their traditions and culture continue to be a vibrant art of every aspect of life for Canadians today.
We are inviting all TDSB community, students, and staff to join our virtual Sikh Heritage Month launch to recognize the contributions of Sikh Canadians. Join us for a remarkable afternoon of information and celebration (see below and the attached flyer for full details).
To learn about the Sikh Heritage, a Power Point (will be posted shortly) was created to provide insight about the culture and traditions of the kind, selfless and honourable heritage of the Sikh community. Further, an interactive slideshow is available that provides numerous books/resources and other items to gather information about the Sikh heritage.
We're proud to showcase the results of our Sikh Heritage Month Poster/Video contest. Enjoy the video and posters (will follow)! Kudos to all our students for their submissions!
Lastly during the month of April Sikh Canadians celebrate Vaisakhi which is also known as Khalsa Day across Ontario. During the past few years, a parade was organized within the City of Toronto to mark this day. This year a celebrations will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square on Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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TDSB Sikh Heritage Month Virtual Launch Celebration
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
9:30 am – 10:30 am