IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911. WE ARE A NON-EMERGENCY HELPLINE ONLY.
This Sikh Family Helpline is an initiative by the World Sikh Organization of Canada (worldsikh.org).
We are a peer-to-peer non emergency helpline servicing the Sikh Community in Canada in Punjabi and English. This is not a live call service, please see “How it Works” below for instructions.
We do not provide counselling services as our line is currently only staffed by volunteers – however, we can direct you to the appropriate services providers in your area if necessary.
This Sikh Family Helpline’s mission is to promote health and wellness for individuals and families in the Sikh community by closing current gaps in access to resources and increasing community awareness and activism.
The Sikh Family Helpline works with volunteers, institutions, and partners within and outside the Sikh community to facilitate community-building and to provide crucial social services, with special attention to cultural tradition, immigration experience, and language access.
Friends of the Helpline
How it Works?
When you call the Sikh Family Helpline, you will be prompted to leave a voicemail with your name, a safe number or email to contact you at, and the issue you are facing. We will then return your call within 24 hours from a blocked and private number. All calls and conversations are kept strictly confidential, except in situations we deem as an emergency or where children are at risk.
The Sikh Family Helpline is…
- Not for Emergencies. Please call 911 for any emergency situation.
- Not a Hotline. We cannot answer the phone live. Please leave a voicemail, and we will return the call within 24 hours.
- A safe resource, where your information is kept strictly confidential, except in situations we deem as an emergency or where children are at risk.
- Currently only available as a pilot project.
Our Scope and Vision
- Domestic Violence
- Bullying & School Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Child Abuse
- Elder Abuse
Want to volunteer with the Sikh Family Helpline?
Email your completed volunteer application to firstname.lastname@example.org
About this website
We have made every effort to ensure that all the information contained on this website is correct. We reserve the right to change the content of this website without advance notice.
Links to third party websites
This website contains links to other sites that are owned and operated by other independent organizations that are not under the control of the Sikh Family Helpline. These links are provided as a resource to you and a public service, and the inclusion of any link does not necessarily imply endorsement, investigation or verification by the Sikh Family Helpline.
The Sikh Family Helpline is committed to protecting your privacy and confidentiality. If, however, we deem that there is an emergency we may be obligated to report the emergency to the police. We cannot guarantee confidentiality if we deem there is an emergency or if there are children involved. We may be obligated to make a report to the Children’s Aid Society if children are at risk. If there is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 immediately.
By engaging with the Sikh Family Helpline you release us of any and all liability.
We are here to help! If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to call us.