The 2010 People’s Choice Award went to The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa, designed by Maki and Associates and Moriyama and Teshima Architects.
Chosen from among this year’s winners of design excellence awards, the award was announced during the OAA’s recent celebration of excellence in Windsor.
2008, November 18: CANADA VISIT - Ottawa and surrounding Jamats gathered at Ottawa Civic Center and Mowlana Hazar Imam directly came from the airport to the parking area of the Civic Center in Ottawa to see the Jamat waving the Canadian and MyFlag as Hazar Imam's motorcade passed slowly and though the temperature was a chilling minus 8c, The Imam opened his window and blessed the Jamat. More Information.
2007, July 6: Statement by the Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity) on the Golden Jubilee Year of Imamat Day. [Government of Canada]
2007, November 5:The Honourable Jason Kenney, Secretary of State (Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity), along with the Hon. Josee Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, met with His Higness the Aga Khan to discuss issues relating to pluralism. [Jason Kenney News & Photos]
2008, November 19: CANADA VISIT - OTTAWA
2009, November 8: Ottawa, Canada 11:15 AM Minister Kenney meets with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to discuss the joint-appointment of the Board of Directors of the Global Center for Pluralism by the Government of Canada and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on 199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa , ON. 12:30 PM Minister holds private luncheon with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan and other senior government officials and representatives of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada and AKDN to discuss matters of mutual interest. Same place.
Officially opened in December 2008 by His Highness the Aga Khan and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat is Ottawa’s newest architectural jewel. Built by distinguished Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, this secular building is an impressive addition to the capital’s ceremonial route. The Delegation serves as the headquarters of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, a non-profit agency that supports social development projects in Asia and Africa.
Government of Canada Welcomes the Establishment of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa - 2005-04-18Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
The Government of Canada today welcomed the decision by the Aga Khan Development Network to establish the Global Centre for Pluralism in Canada.'Canadian society provides a model to the world of how democracy, prosperity and security can flourish when founded on a culture of respect and diversity', said Prime Minister Paul Martin.
Governor General to invest His Highness the Aga Khan as Honorary Companion of the Order of Canada - 2005-06-03Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, will present the insignia of Companion of the Order of Canada to His Highness the Aga Khan during a private ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, June 6, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. The appointment is in effect as of October 29, 2004.
The ceremony is not open to the public.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: POOLED COVERAGE ONLY. For more information, please contact John Waterfield, Press Gallery Manager, in Ottawa, at (613) 992-6517. The citation is the following:
His Highness the Aga Khan, C.C.
La Gouverneure générale et l?Aga Khan participeront aux activités de cl'ture de la Conférence canadienne sur le leadership à Ottawa et Gatineau - 2004-05-18Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
Son Excellence la très honorable Adrienne Clarkson, Gouverneure générale du Canada, et Son Altesse l'Aga Khan participeront aux séances de cl'ture de la Conférence canadienne du Gouverneur général sur le leadership 2004, du 19 au 21 mai 2004, à Ottawa et Gatineau.Le mercredi 19 mai, à 19 h, Son Altesse l'Aga Khan prononcera l'allocution de cl'ture de la Conférence devant les délégués et les invités réunis au Musée canadien des civilisations à Gatineau.
Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network, has outlined the need to recognize the fragility of democracy as a form of governance , its virtues in advancing human development, and the necessity for a better understanding of the Islamic world.
Aga Khan welcomes Government of Canada's partnership in new Global Centre for Pluralism - 2005-04-18Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
His Highness the Aga Khan today welcomed the announcement by the Government of Canada of its intellectual, institutional and financial contribution to become a partner in the new Global Centre for Pluralism in cooperation with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and to be based in Ottawa, the Global Centre for Pluralism will be a non-denominational, not-for-profit, Canadian organization with global reach. The Government of Canada said today it will contribute $30 million to the Centre.
The Aga Khan last week welcomed the announcement by the government of Canada of its intellectual, institutional and financial contribution to become a partner in the new Global Centre for Pluralism in co-operation with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).Founded by the Aga Khan and to be based in Ottawa, the Global Centre for Pluralism will be a non- denominational, not-for-profit Canadian organisation with global reach. The government of Canada said in Ottawa on April 18 it will contribute CAD$30 million ($23.7 million) to the Centre.
Canada can lead the way in enhancing -- or rebuilding -- relationships between Western and Muslim societies and address pressing global challenges by fostering education and pluralism, Nazeer Aziz Ladhani, Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), told a parliamentary committee today.Speaking before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs -- which has launched a study on Canada's relations with the countries of the Muslim World -- Mr.
Recalling how Canada welcomed thousands of dispossessed Ismaili Muslims from Uganda in the 1970s, the Aga Khan expressed his gratitude yesterday by holding a foundation ceremony for a distinctive new building on Sussex Drive.
The new building, designed by world-renowned Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, will be the Aga Khan's first official representational building in the world. It will be known as the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat.
Renowned Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki has designed a landmark Sussex Drive building for the Aga Khan Foundation that aims to create a positive image of Islam and strengthen Canada's role in the Aga Khan's humanitarian activities. The Ottawa Centre for the Aga Khan Development Network is the first building in the world designed to represent the Aga Khan and his agencies.
Bata Limited and the Aga Khan Development Network are pleased to announce that the property which includes the Bata International Centre at 59 Wynford Drive in Toronto has been conditionally sold to an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place before the end of this year. As part of the transaction Bata will lease the office facility for an agreed period of time.
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of millions of Ismaili Muslims, says an international centre to promote pluralism will be established in Ottawa.
The wealthy philanthropist, known for his support of development projects in poor Asian and African nations, said yesterday Canada is an ideal place for a secular and non-denominational Global Centre for Pluralism because of this country's rich cultural mosaic and strong democratic tradition.
The centre will conduct research and develop education programs, he said.
Personifying cherished Canadian values, His Highness the Aga Khan has devoted his life to protecting the environment and alleviating human suffering due to poverty. Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims since 1957, he has guided the spiritual growth of his followers, teaching compassion and tolerance by example. In 1967, he launched his foundation, the Aga Khan Development Network, with branches in countries around the world, including Canada.
He didn't attract as much attention as the Dalai Lama. He rarely does. But by the time he had slipped in and out of Ottawa on his private jet, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Imami Ismaili Muslims, had given the city, and the country, a major gift.
The Geneva-born imam, who is now based just outside Paris, has announced the creation of the Global Centre for Pluralism, which will be based in Ottawa.