In pursuit of its mission, Canada India Education Society (CIES) uses its resources to support vital projects relating to education, community development, health care, and job creation in India. CIES facilitates international cooperation and collaboration through the promotion of civil society partnerships between Canada and India with a specialized focus on fostering relationships between groups in British Columbia and those in Punjab.
CIES was founded in 1991 by Mr. Budh Singh Dhahan, Mr. Barj (Barjinder) Singh Dhahan, Mr. Sarup Singh Mann, and Mr. Ajit Singh Thandi, along with family and friends. CIES has built successful relationships that help to meet the health and educational needs of populations in Punjab and Canada. We have maintained a dedicated network of supporters and volunteers who have assisted our fundraising efforts over the years.
Our achievements include contributing to health, education, and village development programs in Punjab by working closely with Canadian and Indian partners. Since 1991, we have supported the Guru Nanak Mission Medical and Educational Trust (GN Trust) located in Dhahan-Kaleran, Punjab. In conjunction with Babbar Karam Singh Memorial Trust two significant village infrastructure projects were undertaken in Daulatpur and Dhahan villages. To further support education and health care needs, CIES initiated dynamic partnerships between the University of British Columbia School of Nursing in Vancouver, Guru Nanak College of Nursing in Dhahan-Kaleran, and Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Punjab.