SSIO Canada partnered with the nonprofit organization Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to restore a stretch of the Rouge River. The initiative emerged as a national program in 2002 from the aspirations of a group of employees and volunteers in 1994 from the Vancouver Aquarium who took on the ambitious project to clean up their local beach at Stanley Park.
The Sai Young Adults conducted a National Textbook Drive in all regions as a Back to School service for students in need. This service project expanded beyond the young adults and included volunteers from Sathya Sai Centres across the country, with parents and friends bringing in old and gently used books for donation at their local Centre.
Sai Young Adults across the country participated in a National Environmental Day by conducting various activities in service to Mother Nature. The young adults led the activities in all regions, with the support of adults and children.
The Canadian Sai Young Adults campaigned on social media using the hashtags #LoveAllAnimals and #ServeThePlanet to spread their love for all animals across their social networks. More than 100 young adults in all Regions from coast to coast took part in this initiative. They each shared their favourite quotes, pictures and messages of love and awareness of animal rights reaching thousands of people across their extended social media networks.
The Sathya Sai Centre of Saskatoon organized a multifaith forum. The occasion was initiated by the First Nations community who performed a beautiful traditional dance. This was followed by speeches from the members of the Christian, Islam, Baha’i Faith, Buddhist, First Nations, and Hindu communities.