Americas first Hindu
Chaplaincy established in 1992. Hindu Dharma Mission caters
to the specific and unique Spiritual and Religious needs of
Hindus in various publicly funded institutions in Canada.
Dharma Mission (Canada) (HDM) and its affiliates
conjunction with the
of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (Canada) (CPSP)
training for qualified Hindus interested in a career as
Hindu Spiritual and Religious Caregivers (Hindu Chaplains).
offer training in the performance of Hindu Rituals (Poojas)
and Hindu Sacraments (Sanskaras) as well as discourses in
Hindu Theology. CPSP provides Supervised Units of Clinical
Pastoral Education (CPE) for HDM certified students. Field
training is done in diverse multifaith institutions housing
either patients, students, residents or inmates, preferably
under the supervision and mentorship of CPSP qualified Hindu
Chaplains who are Diplomates.
and CPSP qualified Hindu Chaplains can apply for Chaplaincy
(Spiritual and Religious Caregivers) position in publicly
funded institutions such as:
Homes for the Aged
Mental Health Institutions
Shelters for Women and the Homeless
Suraj D. Persad is the President and CEO of Hindu Dharma
Mission (Canada). He is the first qualified Hindu Chaplain
and Diplomate in North America. He received the CPE and
Diplomate training from the College of Pastoral Supervision
and Psychotherapy (Canada). He is also recognized as a
qualified chaplain in the United States of America. As a Hindu Chaplain, he has been
affiliated with Universities, Hospitals and other publicly
funded Organizations in Canada, that are directly involved
with Spiritual and Religious Care, for over ten years.