The Niagara Hindu Samaj exemplifies the courage and determination of the members of the Hindu and Jain communities in the Niagara region.

Beginning in the mid-eighties, community members would meet at each others’ homes over the weekend to pray and worship together. Festivals used to be celebrated either at the homes of community members or at rented venues.  

This period marked the establishment of the Niagara Hindu Samaj as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the task of raising awareness of  Hinduism and Jainism  within the mainstream community.