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.
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.
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.
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 2015-05-31Posted May 31st, 2015 by librarian-umed
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.
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 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:
25 May 2015
The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Speech by Premier Kathleen Wynne of Ontario at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Park, Toronto 2015-05-25
Introductory Remarks by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Annual Pluralism Event at the Aga Khan Museum 2015-05-28Posted May 29th, 2015 by librarian-hd
Annual Pluralism Lecture 2015
His Highness the Aga Khan
Toronto, Canada – May 28, 2015
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
Madame Adrienne Clarkson
Ladies and Gentlemen
Chers amis, permettez moi de vous souhaiter la bienvenue à la quatrième Conférence annuelle
sur le pluralisme que nous avons le plaisir d’organiser pour la première fois au Musée Aga Khan
de Toronto. Ces conférences offrent une plateforme unique pour le dialogue international et
Reconciling Unity and Diversity in the Modern Era: Tolerance and Intolerance
Remarks of the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C. Chief Justice of Canada
At the Aga Khan Museum
Toronto, Ontario May 28, 2015
Tolerance: the willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not agree with. (Oxford English Dictionary)
Canada is a diverse, multi-cultural state. With that comes a plethora of diverse religions, opinions and behaviors.
The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, May. 28 2015, 8:33 AM EDT