Toronto Sikh Retreat

Annual Sikh Retreat - Jan. 4th, 2024 to Jan 7th, 2024

Sidak Scholarship 2019


Sidak: Faith. Courage. Discipline.


21 July – 3 August | Mission, British Columbia, Canada

Every year, The Sikh Research Institute holds Sidak, a distinctive leadership development program for young adults seeking to increase their commitment towards the Sikh faith. This two-week intensive immersion in Sikh culture, language, values and community through understanding bānī (scripture), tvārīkh (history), and rahit (discipline), will be held from July 21st  to August 3rd, 2016 at the Khalsa Centre in British Columbia. Overlooking Miracle Valley, the 160 acres border of the Khalsa Centre is enveloped in majestic trees on multiple Lakes amidst breathtaking beauty in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. This unique learning opportunity will help young adults discover your inner-self, build stronger relationships, and infuse the Sikh spirit in future goals and successes. To learn more about the program, please visit


As in previous years, Toronto Sikh Retreat will be sponsoring registration fees of $1000 CAD for one Ontario resident to attend Sidak.  Selection criteria include desire to learn (motivation), willingness to engage (attitude) and financial need.

To be considered for the scholarship, please send an email to with a short 250 word explanation covering:


1.      Why you want to attend Sidak

2.      How you think it may benefit your individual journey and our local sangat

3.      Your commitment to attending the entire program

4.      Your agreement to co-facilitate a workshop at 2020 TSR

5.      Expression of financial need


Applications are now due by June 15th and you will be notified by June 22nd. Once selected, we will send you further information on how to apply for Sidak.

Can’t attend Sidak 2019?  YOU can make a difference in supporting this scholarship by making a financial contribution. The cost to attend this program is $900 USD, in addition to travel cost. Any amount will help a TSR alumni attend Sidak this year. Please contact us to donate!