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Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Governor General David Johnston unveil a plaque marking the opening of the international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa. Moez Visram

Ottawa, 16 May 2017 — Mawlana Hazar Imam and His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada officially opened the new international headquarters of the Global Centre for Pluralism today.

His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada delivers the opening keynote at the Smart Global Development conference held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKFC / Patrick Doyle

Canada’s Governor General opened a two-day conference at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa that aims to raise the profile of higher education on the global development agenda. Attendees from more than 20 countries and a dozen universities gathered to discuss how tertiary education can improve quality of life.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo, Global Centre for Pluralism Secretary-General John McNee, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion, at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKDN / Safiq Devji

Ottawa, 11 February 2016 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the guest of honour at a private luncheon at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat today. The event underscored the importance of accommodating and valuing diversity around the world.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo and Ismaili Council President Malik Talib at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. AKDN

Ottawa, 5 November 2015 — Canada's newly sworn-in Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, visited the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Tuesday evening where he met with the President of the Ismaili Council for Canada and the AKDN Resident Representative in Canada.

Guests attend a suhour at the Ismaili Centre Dubai that was jointly organised by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Canadian Embassy to the UAE. Ismaili Council for the UAE

Dubai, 7 July 2015 — Dignitaries and ambassadors from across the United Arab Emirates gathered at the Ismaili Centre for a suhour and a look at how culture can be a springboard for development. The event was jointly hosted by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the Canadian Embassy.

Prime Minister Harper and Bill Gates emphasised the progress that has been made in maternal and child health over the last 15 years, and spoke passionately about the potential for future gains. AKFC

Ottawa, 27 February 2015 — Bill Gates recognised Canada’s contributions to improving maternal and child health (MNCH) worldwide at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Wednesday, and thanked Canadians for their continued support to the cause.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Gordon Campbell, Canada's Representative to the Ismaili Imamat meet at Aiglemont. AKDN / Cécile Genest

Gouvieux, France, 4 March 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam received His Excellency Gordon Campbell, Canada's Representative to the Ismaili Imamat at Aiglemont today.

Speech by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages at the opening of the Aga Khan Museum on 12 September 2014.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers keynote remarks at the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Summit in Toronto on 29 May 2014.

Toronto, 29 May 2014 – At the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Mawlana Hazar Imam gave a keynote speech this morning at a summit on the global fight to improve maternal, newborn and child health in developing countries. The gathering, brought together world leaders to focus on reducing the preventable deaths of newborns, mothers and children under the age of five.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prime Minister Stephen Harper walk the Hall of Honour at the Parliament of Canada.

Ottawa, 27 February 2014 – Mawlana Hazar Imam delivered a historic address to the Parliament of Canada today. This extended video includes Hazar Imam and his family arriving at Parliament Hill, his meeting with the Prime Minister and the signing of the protocol agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and Canada.

Highlights from the past 25 years of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby, featuring video footage of Mawlana Hazar Imam and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney at the Opening Ceremony of the Centre on 23 August 1985.

Upon his arrival in Ottawa, Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted by Federal Minister Jason Kenney and President Mohamed Manji of the Ismaili Council for Canada.

Ottawa, 6 October 2010 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa today to chair the inaugural meeting of the Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism. The Centre, a new international research and education institution dedicated to the study and practice of pluralism worldwide, is an initiative of the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network in partnership with the Government of Canada.

Also see:
» Press Release: Global Centre for Pluralism holds Inaugural Board Meeting (7 October 2010)
» Global Centre for Pluralism Board of Directors
» Global Centre for Pluralism website at www.pluralism.ca.

This ring of chairs, shown from the Calgary exhibit of Bridges that Unite, is symbolic of AKFC’s approach to development that empowers the community to determine their own needs.

Bridges that Unite is a bilingual travelling exhibition that explores the 25-year partnership between the Canadian International Development Agency and the Aga Khan Development Network. Powerful images and voices showcase accomplishments enabled by Canadian generosity, and invite visitors to consider Canada’s role in some of the world’s most isolated and impoverished regions.

Gulam Juma, Coordinator of the FOCUS International Coordinating Committee and Mina Mawani, CEO of the Ismaili Council for Canada accepted a letter from the Government of Canada, recognising and honouring their respective organisations for their work in re

At a recent ceremony in Toronto, Focus Humanitarian Assistance and the Ismaili Council for Canada were honoured for their work on refugee settlement. The occasion marked the 30th anniversary of the Private Sponsorship Program run by the Canadian Government, which has facilitated the admission to Canada of refugees originating from countries such as Afghanistan and Kosovo, allowing them to build new lives for themselves.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shares an anecdote with Mawlana Hazar Imam and the audience at the opening of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, officially inaugurated the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on 6 December 2008. The ceremony was held in the glass-domed atrium of the Delegation building.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shares an anecdote with Mawlana Hazar Imam and the audience at the opening of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, officially inaugurated the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on 6 December 2008. The ceremony was held in the glass-domed atrium of the Delegation building.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves as he prepares to depart Canada, completing his Golden Jubilee visit to the country.

During his Canadian visit, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Governor-General of Canada, as well as senior government and Jamati leaders, and granted four Golden Jubilee Darbars across the country. Hazar Imam was joined by the Prime Minister for the opening of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam waves as he prepares to depart Canada, completing his Golden Jubilee visit to the country.

During his Canadian visit, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Governor-General of Canada, as well as senior government and Jamati leaders, and granted four Golden Jubilee Darbars across the country. Hazar Imam was joined by the Prime Minister for the opening of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.