SikhRI delivers specialized workshops to your community!
From developing leadership to harmonious relationships, to governing gurduaras — every workshop we devise is an immersive way to deepen your understanding and expression of Sikhi.
For self-development and specific life events in the journey of the individual, we provide content and programs to deepen the understanding and connection to Sikhi. Young adults especially are at a pivotal point when they embark on new paths for higher education, career or beginning their families.
Sidak is our leadership program, specifically intended for young adults (18-40).
Parents and adult caregivers are often seeking ways in which they can bring Gurbani alive for their children, to create an early and ongoing connection to Sikhi. Our programs have included workshops intended for young couples, through to events and content specifically for children and teens.
Sojhi is our program for creating products and developing curriculum for children.
We engage our young people through medium and message. With a rich presence on social media, we get in front of our youth on the channels like Instagram where they spend their most time. Also, look out for live events and specially facilitated webinars for teens.
SikhRI has developed and delivered programs to create effective Gurduara boards by empowering its members to govern the Gurduara in accordance with Gurmat (Guru’s Wisdom) principles, and follow best practices for non-profits and charities. As well, we undertake research projects and develop materials to support the work of leaders in Sikh spaces.
The State of the Panth Report is our regularly published research on issues of interest to the global Sangat.
We deliver workshops flexibly, based on your community needs and specific objectives.
For 3rd party events — events that are produced by you or organizers in your community — the Mahima format provides speakers to deliver a presentation for your selected topic or area of interest.
For workshops produced by SikhRI, the Saneha format delivers one or more sessions, spanning from half day to multiple days, and featuring any number of SikhRI presenters.
Anam Zakaria is the author 1971: A People's History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India (2019), Between the Great Divide: A Journey into Pakistan-administered Kashmir (2018) and The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians (2015), which won her the 2017 KLF-German Peace Prize.
Palwinder Kaur Gill is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is currently working full time with Provincial Health Service Authorities as a trauma specialist. She also works part-time with Abbotsford Community Services, focusing on populations involved in domestic violence.
Prof. Virk received his Masters in Physics from AMU, Aligarh (1963) and Doctorate in Nuclear Physics from Marie Curie University, Paris (France) in 1972. His research interests are manifold: Nuclear & Radiation Physics; Geochronology; Earthquakes & Environment; Ion Tracks & Nanotechnology; History & Philosophy of Science.
Gurleen Kaur is a 2017 Sidak Alum. She first became heavily engaged in conversations on gender disparities during her time at UC Berkeley where she and her college friends became co-founders of an initiative called Kaur Voices -- an event dedicated to giving space to the voices of Punjabi women through art, poetry, and performance.
Ek Ong Kaar Kaur Khalsa has a great love for the mystical traditions of the East. Her other great love is writing. These two loves come together in her translations of Gurbani. She graduated in 1992 from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and a concentration in English Literature.
Dr. Birinder Singh Narang is a Family Physician working in Vancouver, British Columbia. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Burnaby Divisions of Family Practice and is a Clinical Instructor with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia.
Balraj Singh Mann is the Chairman and CEO of BM Group International (BMG). Starting from Lower Mainland, BC, Canada, BMG has expanded operations into other parts of Canada, USA, and India and provides specialty construction, construction materials supply, and real estate development services.
Dr. Amarpreet Singh Sawhney is the CEO of Instylla, a company focused on embolic therapies for hypervascular tumors and control of hemorrhage. He was previously the Founder and CEO of Ocular Therapeutix, Augmenix, Confluent Surgical, and the technology founder of Focal and Access Closure.
Harinder Singh is the Senior Fellow at the Sikh Research Institute. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University, an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Kansas, and an MPhil from Punjab University in the linguistics of the Guru Granth Sahib.
This Sidak event provides participants aged 18-39 a 2.5-hour glimpse into the 2-week Sidak summer leadership program. Prospective Sidakers will get a chance to preview learning and sharing via the curated content and the inspired facilitators.
This Sidak event provides participants aged 18-39 a 2.5-hour glimpse into the 2-week Sidak summer leadership program. Prospective Sidakers will get a chance to preview learning and sharing via the curated content and the inspired facilitators.Learn more ⟶