Over 20 organizations and experts have signed an official declaration and the Canadian Sikh COVID-19 Task Force has been launched to help foster this collaborative effort and connect community members with the various COVID-19 pandemic-related initiatives. The Canadian Sikh COVID-19 Task Force invites Sikh community organizations from coast to coast with COVID-19 pandemic initiatives to join them in this fight.
A large number of community organizations are already working together across the country to provide food and supplies relief packs for vulnerable and at-risk groups during this state of emergency. Financial support for individuals and institutions, mental health, housing and children’s education are a few of the community needs that have already been identified and where collaborative work has begun. Religious leaders are constantly working with medical experts to provide guidance regarding necessary adjustments.
The Sikh physician community has already kickstarted various public education, advocacy and advisory, knowledge-creation and sharing, peer support and medical equipment initiatives.