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, 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.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in a tête-à-tête meeting with His Highness the Aga KhanPosted May 25th, 2015 by librarian-umed
Date: Tue, May 26, 2015 at 1:08 AM
Subject: Media Advisory
From the Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/)
Public event for May 26, 2015
May 25, 2015
Public event for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Tuesday, May 26th is:
5:30 p.m. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in a tête-à-tête meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan.
Office of the Prime Minister
Room 307-S, Centre Block
H.H. The Aga Khan will arrive in Ottawa Tuesday 26th May for a 2 days visit. He is expected to meet the Prime Minister Harper the same evening and work next day on other AKDN related subjects before returning to Toronto for his introduction of a talk by The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada at the Pluralism event.
25 May 2015- Toronto, Canada –His Highness the 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, health care 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.
Sometimes works of art spring from a flash of inspiration. Just as often, they come from years of reflection, planning, revision and collaboration. In the case of the new Aga Khan Park, it was a mix of the two.
The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, May. 25 2015, 9:12 PM EDT
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and His Highness the Aga Khan are seen during the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto. The park encompasses the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre, both of which were inaugurated last September.
TORONTO - The Ontario government has signed an historic Agreement of Cooperation with the Aga Khan.
The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims met with Premier Kathleen Wynne during a visit to Queen’s Park Monday. Wynne later joined him for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park located on Wynford Dr. in Toronto.
Wynne said they agreed to collaborate on mutually-beneficial education initiatives.
“This includes exploring a full range of curriculum-linked resources that promote diversity, tolerance and understanding,” the premier said.