Sikhi & Acceptance: Toronto - Sikh Research Institute

Sikhi & Acceptance: Toronto

Join us for discussion that will center around the Sikh community in the Toronto area, shattering normative ideas of the ideal Sikh.

Enjoy refreshments and snacks while engaging in open dialogue. For the curious and open-minded. All are welcome. You don't need to be a Sikh or know anything about Sikhi to attend.

The event will begin with a conversation between our speakers, followed by an open dialogue with all of our guests. Bring all of your weird, wild and wonderful questions!



Mita Hans is a writer, an artist and a dedicated social justice activist. Born to Sikh parents in East Africa, she witnessed firsthand the turmoil of Idi Amin and the African Independence movements which fuelled her passion to help build a better world for the most disadvantaged. She has been advocating for marginalized communities including Indigenous First Nations, LGBTQ, disabled and the homeless for over 30 years. She is a part of Lake Ontario Waterkeepers helping ensure clean drinkable, swimmable, fishable water for all. She is a key organizer with Seva Kitchen bringing outdoor street Langar Seva to Toronto's downtown homeless during the fall, winter and spring months.

Mo Dhaliwal has over a decade of experience in the technology sector, including software development and Internet marketing in the Silicon Valley region of California. He is a patron of the arts and a producer of cultural events, working to shatter barriers between people and encouraging cross-cultural understanding, most notably through the creation of the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society. He has had the opportunity to collaborate with creative minds across the country in creating moving experiences for clients and community. Now, Mo, works as the Director of Client Services for Skyrocket.


Kulvir Singh is a Senior Principal with Clareo Partners, a growth strategy consultancy based in Chicago. Previously, he worked as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman and with Barrick Gold Corporation in their organizational effectiveness practice. Kulvir has been actively involved in the Sikh-Canadian community. He has served in leadership roles with the Sikh Centennial Foundation, Spinning Wheel Film Festival, and Toronto Sikh Youth Retreats. He is a co-founder of Mississauga’s Seva Food Bank and Sikhs Serving Canada. Kulvir also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the William Osler Health System Foundation and is on the board of Habitat For Humanity – Brampton. He was a 2011 Action Canada fellow and is a recent recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. Gill holds a B.Sc. and a B.Comm. from the University of Calgary and currently lives with his family in Brampton.

Tickets - $20


Presented by SikhRI and Sikh Heritage Month



1065 Canadian Pl
Mississauga, ON L4W 0B8
September 24, 2016 at 2pm - 5pm

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