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Ontario’s Sikh Student Associations (SSAs) begin discussing the creation of an umbrella organization to serve Sikhs across the province.
After months of planning, the Sikh Youth Federation (“SYF”) is launched at the first Sikh Students Camp (now known as SYF Camp)
SYF hosts Bhai Jagraj Singh’s (Basics of Sikhi) first Toronto tour.
SYF spearheads Mata Khivi Month - the first Canada wide initiative amongst the country’s SSAs.
The “A Candle in the Dark” exhibition is hosted outside of the UK for the first time and SYF’s first High School SSA is launched at Louise Arbour Secondary School
SYF hosts its first TGIF Kirtan. Running over the course of a year, the monthly programs host Bibi Jasmine Kaur’s first katha, become home to Sikh 2 Inspire’s first Toronto tour, and see appearances by Ragi Bhai Harbaljeet Singh and Giani Sukha Singh (UK).
The first Inter-SSA Dodgeball Tournament is hosted at Harold Brathwaite Secondary School. York SSA takes home its first championship.
The first Sikhi Awareness Month is hosted in Ontario. With over 20 events packed into 31 days, the initiative sees volunteers travel up and down the east coast from Western University in London, Ontario, to McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
SYF Camp goes international with the arrival of Bhai Sukha Singh (UK) and Bhai Jagraj Singh (Basics of Sikhi) as camp leaders. The success of the camp leads both to include it in their annual schedules from there on out.
Vidhia Academy - a two month summer program dedicated to teaching Sikhi to children - is launched
The first I Am Kaur Camp is hosted in Goderich, Ontario.
Sikh students from Nova Scotia and Alberta bring Mata Khivi Month to their provinces and SYF travels to Ottawa for the first #LangarOnTheHill.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the 1984 Sikh Genocide, SYF organizes the #30YearsOf84 campaign. With the support of Sikh organizations and artists across North America and Europe, the campaign goes viral and attracts the support of Canadian parliamentarians, councillors, and mayors.
SYF launches weekly drop-in basketball sessions for all youth, regardless of faith, background, or gender.
SYF visits Quebec in support of Sikh Youth Montreal’s first 4 Days 4 Sikhi Camp in Lasalle
Ryerson SSA takes home the second annual Inter-SSA Dodgeball Championship
The first Sikhia is hosted in Brampton, Ontario as a day long career development conference. The initiative is transformed into the Sikhia Career Development Retreat beginning in 2017 and is now hosted annually over a three day period in Toronto, Ontario.
CP24 joins us at Turban Up and makes it the first Canadian Sikhi Awareness initiative to see continuous live coverage on a mainstream television network.
SYF Camp begins to take on a truly international character as 2015 sees campers come together from Ontario, Quebec, BC, the United Kingdom, California, New York, and Michigan. Jasmine Kaur completes her first international parchar trip with a visit to California’s Virsa Retreat.
SSA’s expand into 10 different high schools in Ontario and host a kirtan in memory of Shaheed Bhai Mani Singh.
The second annual I am Kaur Camp is hosted in Arden, Ontario, and SYF launches its weekly Gurmukhi, Kirtan, Tabla, and Gurbani Santhia classes, hosted every Sunday at Nanaksar Thath Isher Darbar in Brampton (Gore Road).
SYF organizes Dasam Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji santhia classes with Giani Bhagwan Singh Ji, a Q&A panel with Giani Kulwant Singh Ji (Ludhiana), a kirtan program with Bhai Niranjan Singh Ji (Javaddi Taksali), and an interfaith symposium with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.
Giani Harsimran Singh Ji Ambala (son of Giani Sher Singh Ji) joins SYF for his first Toronto tour.
Giani Sher Singh Ji (Ambala) arrives in Toronto for a three week tour, including a stop at the annual SYF Family Camp. The High School SSA’s host their first Downtown Seva Initiative - a yearly effort dedicated to providing the less fortunate with the necessities of life.
Bhai Sukha Singh Ji (UK) kicks off his fifth katha tour with SYF
Waterloo-Laurier SSA takes homes the third annual Inter-SSA Dodgeball Championship
SYF hosts its first international Dastar Day at the Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean and organizes langar for the Black Lives Matter Tent City
Bhai Jagraj Singh (Basics of Sikhi) arrives in Toronto to lead parchaar at the third annual Turban Up! August 2016 - Swami Ram Singh Ji and Giani Kuldeep Singh Ji visit Toronto for their first SYF Camp. Both continue their relationship with SYF thereafter with Vedant and Santhia classes for Ontario’s Sikh youth.
In memory of the Chhotey Sahibzadey, 150 high school students gather in Toronto to spread warmth and provide less fortunate Canadians with the necessities of life.
Sheridan SSA takes home the fourth annual Inter-SSA Dodgeball Championship
SYF hosts it first Family Camp at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Malton
The first Sikhia Career Development Retreat is held over three days in Toronto, Ontario, and the Sikhia Alumni Network is born. The fourth annual Turban Up is held at Yonge and Dundas Square.
Sikh youth in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and California coordinate to host youth Akhand Paths in memory of June 1984’s Shaheeds.
The first Experience Sikhi Samagam is held in Caledon, Ontario, with kirtanis and kathavachiks attending from around the world. Visiting parchariks included Bhai Sukha Singh Ji (UK), Swami Ram Singh Ji, Bhai Niranjan Singh Ji (Javaddi Taksal), Bhai Jujhar Singh Ji (Hazoori Ragi Sr Darbar Sahib), Bibi Jasmine Kaur Ji, Bhai Balbir Singh Ji (UK), Bhai Navreet Singh Ji, Bibi Satnam Kaur Ji, and Bhai Anantvir Singh Ji