Jasbir Singh Suropada

Jasbir Singh Suropada

Jasbir Singh Suropada

Chairman | Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria

Jasbir is chairman of the Sikh Interfaith Council of Victoria (SICV), Founder and Director of Sikh Australian Support for Family Violence (SASFV), a member of the Multicultural Advisory Group (MAG), the Faith Community Council of Victoria (FCCV), Spiritual Health Victoria (SHV), Casey, Cardinia and Dandenong Interfaith Networks, Victorian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry (VCC EM), Victoria Police Multifaith Council and a member of the Victorian Sikh Gurduaras Council (VSGC).

Prior to coming to Australia, Jasbir worked for 14 years in Singapore as a case manager and counselor for families in crisis, marital conflicts, family violence, bereavement, prisons and drug rehabilitation centre.

Jasbir runs several parenting programs for parents from many diverse communities, including a Dads Do Matter (DDM) program for the Department of Justice & Regulation. He facilitated ParentZone’s Beyond the Violence (BTV) programs with women and children, as well as training other BTV facilitators, and has been facilitating the Baby Makes 3 program for the past 2 years, a program that highlights the construction of gender roles within the family for parents of new babies who may be vulnerable to family violence.

He was also part of the Challenge Family Violence Project in the City of Greater Dandenong, an interfaith approach to preventing and addressing violence against women. A resource kit was developed, promoting equality and respect: an interfaith collaboration on preventing family violence, the kit is designed to help faith and spiritual leaders to address and prevent family violence in the community.

Jasbir has Bachelor of Arts in Counselling Psychology.