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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.

MEDAL PRESENTED TO HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN FOR THE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AWARD 2016-09-21

MEDAL PRESENTED TO HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN FOR THE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AWARD 2016-09-21

STATEMENT BY ANNA WILLIAMS, SCULPTOR OF THE MEDAL PRESENTED TO HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN

The medal presented to His Highness the Aga Khan for the A.C. Prize for Global Citizenship. Photo and artist statement (below) from the program booklet “Six Degrees Citizen Space 2016,” published by 6DegreesTO.com.

Text of conversation between H.H. The Aga Khan and Rt.Hon Adrienne Clarkson at the Global Citizenship Award 2016-09-21

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Discussion between Madame Adrienne Clarke (A.C.) and His Highness the Aga Khan (Aga Khan) at Koerner Hall following the presentation of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on September 21st 2016
Toronto, Canada

Speech by Adrienne Clarkson at Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

Adrienne Clarkson speaks at the Prize for Global Citizenship presentation 2016-09-21
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Tonight, this prize for Global Citizenship is recognizing and celebrating His Highness the Aga Khan, whose entire life demonstrates steadfast unchanging commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion. Through his words, through his actions, and through the results obtained by the institutions that he has founded and encouraged and nourished, he has become a light in much of the world’s conflicting darkness.

Speech by Adrienne Clarkson at Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

Adrienne Clarkson speaks at the Prize for Global Citizenship presentation 2016-09-21
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akdn.org

Tonight, this prize for Global Citizenship is recognizing and celebrating His Highness the Aga Khan, whose entire life demonstrates steadfast unchanging commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion. Through his words, through his actions, and through the results obtained by the institutions that he has founded and encouraged and nourished, he has become a light in much of the world’s conflicting darkness.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Acceptance of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

Hazar Imam speaking at Koerner Hall, Toronto 2016-09-21
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Dr. John Ralston Saul
Premier Kathleen Wynne
Madame Reid, First Lady of Iceland
Your Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Your Worship John Tory
Ministers
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

This is a deeply memorable moment for me. My warmest thanks go to Adrienne Clarkson, John Ralston Saul and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship for this wonderful Award, and to all of you for sharing in this important moment in my life.

Media Advisory - Winner of Inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship Announced 2016-09-20

Hazar Imam showing former Governor General Adrienne Ckarkson the model of the new Ismaili Centre in Toronto

MEDIA ADVISORY
Attention: Global leader honoured for lifetime commitment to ideals of belonging and inclusion
At 7:30 pm on September 21, 2016 at Koerner Hall in Toronto the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship will be awarded at the marquee event of 6 Degrees — the new public initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. The prize will be given annually to an individual who has, through thought and dialogue, encouraged approaches and strategies that strive to remove barriers, change attitudes, and reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect.

Hazar Imam to receive Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship 2016-09-21

H.H. The Aga Khan with Adrienne Clarkson former Governor General of Canada

Toronto, 19 September 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam will receive the inaugural Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship on the evening of Wednesday, 21 September in Toronto. As part of the ceremony, Mawlana Hazar Imam will deliver a speech that will be webcast live on TheIsmaili.org at 7:30 PM EDT (Toronto time).

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Imamat Day 2016-07-11

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Imamat Day

Ottawa, Ontario ‑
11 July 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Imamat Day:

“Today, we join Shia Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world to celebrate His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, who on this day in 1957 became Imam—spiritual leader—of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Imamat Day 2016-07-11

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Imamat Day

Ottawa, Ontario ‑

11 July 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Imamat Day:

“Today, we join Shia Ismaili Muslims in Canada and around the world to celebrate His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, who on this day in 1957 became Imam—spiritual leader—of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies citation for His Highness the Aga Khan 2016-05-20

The convocation of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies took place at St Basil’s Collegiate Church in Toronto
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Your Highness, Your Eminence and Chancellor, Praeses, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

I am honoured to present today His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam, or spiritual leader, of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. His Highness is also of course an honorary citizen of this country, a person whose many contributions and connections to Canadian life and society we extend with today’s ceremony.


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