The prosperity of the Sikh community depends on its practice of the Guru’s teachings. We strive to create resources, implement creative ideas, and lead initiatives to make Sikhi accessible to all Canadians.
From its humble beginnings in 2013, ES Camp has grown to become North America’s premiere camping experience. The camp equips participants with the global network of Sangat, the powerful bonds of friendship, and the inspiration that will allow them to enact long lasting change in their hometowns.
It provides a rare opportunity to Experience Sikhi in its many beautiful forms and attracts those that are curious and eager to learn from across the globe. Our campers represent many backgrounds, perspectives, and levels of understanding, but have one thing in common: love for Sikhi.
Every summer, Experience Sikhi brings renowned ragi jathey and kathavachiks together from around the globe for 4 days of bliss. Since 2017, we have been honoured to host the likes of Giani Jangbir Singh Ji (Takhat Sri Hazur Sahib), Giani Sher Singh Ji (Ambala), Bhai Maninder Singh Ji (Sri Nagar), Bhai Sarbjeet Singh Ji Laddi (Hazuri Ragi), Bhai Niranjan Singh Ji (Jawaddi Taksal), and others. Alongside its morning and evening divans, the Experience Sikhi Samagam is home to interactive displays and workshops – check out our SoundCloud and YouTube channels for more!
Family Camp is a two-day initiative hosted annually in Gurdwara Sahibs across the Greater Toronto Area. Open to all age groups, it provides a unique opportunity for parents and grandparents to engage in workshops and Sikhi related activities instead of just dropping their kids off and going home. Campers are split into sections and participate in workshops specifically designed for their age group. Notably, Family Camp focuses on developing local Canadian talent as public speakers and workshop leaders.
The Vidhia Retreat is a week-long initiative that instills participants with the confidence to speak about Sikhi on their campuses, in the workplace, at interfaith programs, in Gurdwarey, or at their local camps/events. The retreat is open to all Sikhs who wish to take their first step toward becoming parchariks – whether that’s a traditional kathavachik or someone who’d prefer to confidently share Sikhi in western settings is for each individual student to decide.
Vidhia Academy is a volunteer run institution for learning about Sikhi. The following subjects are taught:
All volunteer teachers are fluent in English, making it easier for young Sikhs to understand the subject matter. Classes are taught in an interactive way, often incorporating fun activities and games to keep young children engaged. Students are assessed based on their previous knowledge and placed at the appropriate level. Contact us for classes information.