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2005-05-(18-21) Ottawa

2004, May 21: 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.

2004-06-18 Toronto

2004, June 18: TORONTO - The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto yesterday afternoon. The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teacher graduates at Convocation Hall yesterday to instil in their students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society - three pillars on which successful democracies are built.

City council supports tax exemption for Aga Khan Museum 2015-11-10

Aga Khan Museum
The Toronto Observer

More than $330K in taxes to be forfeited annually

By Ben Rappaport | Posted: Nov 10 2015 11:47 am




City council has confirmed its support for a property tax exemption for the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, a museum of Islamic and Iranian art located in the Don Mills area.

The council voted 34-1 on Tuesday to recommend providing a property tax exemption for the museum.

New Canadian PM praises Aga Khan Foundation's work

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo and Ismaili Council President Malik Talib at the Delegati
The Express Tribune with the International New York Times Pakistan

Newly sworn-in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited on Tuesday a delegation of the Ismaili Imamat and expressed his admiration for the global work carried out by Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

The Canadian premier met with the President of the Ismaili Council for Canada Malik Talib and the resident representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Dr Mahmoud Eboo. The three discussed areas of collaboration between the government of Canada and the Ismaili Imamat, according to The Ismaili.

Burnaby B.C Darkhana celebrates 30th anniversary 2015-08-23

Mowlana Hazar Imam and Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney at the official unveiling of the plaque, August 23, 1985

Excerpts of Interview of AgaKhan with Lucky Severson on pbs.org [nid:31941]

Aga Khan IV
www.pbs.org R&E Religion & Ethics

(excerpts of article}

SEVERSON: It is very rare for the Aga Khan to grant interviews. We caught up with him in Toronto:

(speaking to the Aga Khan): You are a spiritual leader, a businessman, treated like a head of state. I think you were just with the prime minister yesterday. Which of those hats are most important to you?

AGA KHAN: The institutional hat, which is the hat I inherited from my grandfather.

SEVERSON: As a spiritual leader?

AGA KHAN: As the imam of the Ismaili community, by far.

Interview of AgaKhan with Lucky Severson on pbs.org 2015-07-31


TV Interview and full transcripts available @ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/07/31/aga-khan-ismaili-mu...

Extended Interview: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/07/31/july-31-2015-aga-kh...

SEVERSON: It is very rare for the Aga Khan to grant interviews. We caught up with him in Toronto:

(speaking to the Aga Khan): You are a spiritual leader, a businessman, treated like a head of state. I think you were just with the prime minister yesterday. Which of those hats are most important to you?

Sharjah’s Barjeel Art Foundation will showcase work by Arab artists at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum 2015-07-21


Sharjah’s Barjeel Art Foundation, built on more than 1,000 modern and contemporary Arab artworks from the private collection of its founder Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, will launch its first exhibition in North America on ­Saturday.

The venue is fitting. Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation will open at Toronto’s renowned Aga Khan Museum, whose mission is to foster a greater appreciation of the contribution that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage.

The collaboration

Keynote remarks made at the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Summit in Toronto. 2014-05-29


Thank you Ms Brown for that kind introduction.


Prime Minister Harper,
President Kikwete,
Your Majesty,
Your Excellencies,
Honourable Ministers,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Like you, I am here today because of my conviction that improving maternal, neonatal and child health should be one of the highest priorities on the global development agenda. I can think of no other field in which a well-directed effort can make as great or as rapid an impact.

Pan Am flame lights up Aga Khan Park’s debut 2015-07-06

Torstar News Service

July 6, 2015 Updated : July 6, 2015 | 11:15 am

Pan Am flame lights up Aga Khan Park’s debut

By Jessica Smith Cross Metro

Torstar News Service

Aga Khan Park is seen in a June 4 file photo.

The flame for the Pan Am games was a big attraction in the city Sunday, but first the people of Don Mills had a park to welcome.

Visitors to the first major public event at the beautiful Aga Khan Park had plenty to enjoy. The park, located between the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, has reflecting pools, green spaces and trees.

Aga Khan Park to welcome Pan Am flame Sunday, July 5 2015-07-02


Aga Khan Park to welcome Pan Am flame Sunday, July 5

File Photo/Andrew Lahodynskyj

A woman walks some newly planted trees before the official opening ceremony for the newly constructed Aga Khan Park in North York on May 25, 2015. Photo by Andrew Lahodynskyj
North York Mirror

By Clark Kim

The Pan Am flame will be making its way to the recently opened Aga Khan Park on Sunday, July 5 with the community invited to attend the celebratory event.

The Spectacular Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre 2015-06-05


Designed by two of the world’s greatest architects – Fumihiko Maki of Japan and Charles Correa of Mumbai – the twin masterpieces are a spiritual, educational and architectural destination in Toronto’s north end.

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists 2015-05-27


Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan.

The spiritual leader was visiting Canada for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto and attend meetings in Ottawa for updates on the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network in Canada.

On the Town with Shinan: His Highness the Aga Khan smiles his way through Toronto festivities 2015-05-31


His Highness the Aga Khan with former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. Photo: Tom Sandler

“Have you met His Highness?” Adrienne Clarkson asked me.

I had not.

Province of Ontario signs accord with Ismaili Imamat 2015-05-25


KARACHI: Aga Khan and premier Wynne signed an agreement between the province of Ontario and the Ismaili Imamat that sets a blueprint for cooperation in a number of areas, including culture and education.

The partnership combines Ontario’s excellence in education, green energy, healthcare and other key areas with the Aga Khan Development Network’s vast global experience in bringing sustainable development to societies living in diverse cultural and geographical environments.

Statement by the Liberal Party of Canada - Trudeau meets the Aga Khan 2015-05-28


Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on his meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan
The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, meet with his Highness the Aga Khan at the new Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.

May 28, 2015


DELTA, BC – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement about his meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims:

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