This November marks Canada’s first official Hindu Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by Hindu Canadians, in Canada and beyond.

Discover Hindu Heritage Month reading suggestions, resources and more below.


What is Hinduism? Religions of the world graphic. Kanopy logo in top right corner
What is Hinduism?
Host Tevya begins his spiritual quest by investigating Hinduism, a faith with some 900 million followers worldwide.
The Hindu Story of Rama and Sita - a video from CBC Curio
The Hindu Story of Rama and Sita
Rama and Sita is one of the main stories from Hinduism and is connected with Diwali

Community Events & Resources

Diwali Community Resources

Canada's 1st annual Hindu Heritage Month

2022 marks the first year that Hindu Heritage Month will be a federally recognized celebration to honour and highlight the contributions of Hindu communities across Canada. Read Minister Hussen's full statement here.

India Canada Association of Waterloo

The India Canada Association of Waterloo's mission is to preserve and promote the rich and diverse cultural heritage of India; to foster collaboration among people of Indian origin and broader Canadian community; to advocate and ensure effective representation of members in social, political and cultural life for the benefit of our community at large.

Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region

The Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region recognizes that arts, culture and Language are essential to a vibrant civic life and sustained economic growth. They advocate and promote cultural activities, with the goals of nurturing a climate in which the arts and culture can thrive. They work to enrich the aesthetic environment of the Region of Waterloo by facilitating and sustaining a vibrant cultural life, promoting the direct economic benefits of the arts, celebrating the value of diverse cultures, helping our community understand its place in the world by maintaining Sister City relationships and sponsoring international cultural activitiesk, promoting and nurturing Tamil language among the Tamil community and fellow Canadians, and raising funds for community events.

Gujarati Cultural Association of the Golden Triangle

The Gujarati Cultural Association of the Golden Triangle works to promote and maintain the language and culture of Gujarat, a prominent state of India. The Association plays a key role in connecting people of diverse Gujarati and other communities by organizing cultural events, social gatherings, and in promoting the language and culture in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and surrounding areas.

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