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H. H. the Aga Khan to deliver the keynote lecture at the 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium - 2010-10-15

Friday, 2010, October 15

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), will deliver the keynote lecture at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship's (ICC) 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium, on Friday, October 15, 2010, at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall in Toronto. The ICC was founded by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, in 2005 as her legacy project, and is co-chaired by John Ralston Saul.

His Highness the Aga Khan is a leader in community development and a strong advocate for diversity. He has often spoken about Canadian pluralism and how Canada can be considered a role model for the world in developing successful pluralist societies. His Highness recently chaired the inaugural board meeting of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Canada's new international research and education centre dedicated to the study and practice of pluralism worldwide, an initiative in partnership with the Government of Canada.

The LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium, generously supported by TD Bank Financial Group, kicks off the ICC's activities for Citizenship Week (Oct. 18 to 22). Other events will include community citizenship ceremonies throughout the month of October. Visit www.icc-icc.ca for more information.

The ICC is dedicated to engaging Canadians in citizenship. The LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium was founded by John Ralston Saul to foster a debate on the future of Canada's civic culture. Visit www.lafontaine-baldwin.com for more information on the Symposium.

WHAT: Institute for Canadian Citizenship's LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium Keynote lecture by His Highness the Aga Khan
WHEN: Friday, October 15, 2010 7:30pm EST
WHERE: Royal Conservatory's Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning (273 Bloor Street West), Toronto

Peter Simon, President, Royal Conservatory of Music
John Ralston Saul, founder of the LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium and ICC co-chair
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, ICC founder and co-chair
Émile Martel, President, Québécois PEN Centre
Anne Golden, President and CEO, the Conference Board of Canada

The lecture will be webcast at http://events.digitalmedia.telus.com/icc/101510/index.php

There will be a limited number of seats for media. Media area required to register for this event in advance. For registration to this event, please email: nkumagai@icc-icc.ca

Media entrance to the event will be Philosopher's Walk entrance, on the east side of the Royal Conservatory of Music building. Media are requested to be registered and seated by 7:30 pm.

For further information:
Naoko Kumagai, Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Office: 416.593.6998 x225
Cell: 416.459.6466
Media Desk: 647.886.0144

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