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To facilitate the economic, social, political and cultural empowerment of South Asians by serving as a resource for information, research, mobilization, service delivery coordination and leadership on social justice issues affecting our communities. We aim to create social change by building alliances and working collaboratively with those who share a vision of empowering all communities to participate in defining Canada’s future.


We envision and strive for a Canada free of all forms of discrimination, racism, and hate; in which all communities are free from marginalization and are fully empowered to participate in defining Canada’s political, economic, social, and cultural future.

Our values

The following values serve as guidelines for our conduct as we implement our mission and work toward our vision:

Social Justice

We are committed to working within a social justice framework which promotes equity and empowerment for marginalized peoples and communities.


We strive to work through a variety of consultative and participatory structures and practices to ensure that our work is grounded in the changing realities and priorities of our communities.


We recognize and respect the diversity among and within South Asian communities and within Canadian society.

Anti-oppression, anti-racism, anti-homophobia

We strive to incorporate anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-hate and anti-homophobic principles and practices in our work.

Collaboration and solidarity

We are committed to building alliances in order to work collectively with Black, Indigenous, and other Peoples of Color (BIPOC) towards common aims.


We are committed to maintaining effective governance, measurement and reporting practices.