Friday, May 28, 2010, His Highness the Aga Khan will participate in the Foundation Ceremony with several members of his family: Prince Amyn, Prince Rahim, Prince Husayn, Princess Khaliya, to mark the beginning of the development of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and their Park, in Toronto's Don Mills area
"The Delegation will serve a representational role for the Imamat and its non-denominational, philanthropic and development agencies which constitute the Aga Khan Development Network – the AKDN. An open, secular facility, the Delegation will be a sanctuary for peaceful, quiet diplomacy, informed by the Imamat’s outlook of global convergence and the development of civil society.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Le Premier ministre Stephen Harper a tenu [mardi 26 mai]une rencontre productive avec Son Altesse l’Aga Khan, qui était en visite à Ottawa en sa qualité d’imam (chef spirituel) de la communauté ismaélienne.
Ottawa, Ontario26 May 2015 Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today held a productive meeting with His Highness the Aga Khan, who was visiting Ottawa in his capacity as Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili community. During the meeting, Prime Minister Harper once again expressed his deepest condolences to the Aga Khan for the cowardly terrorist attack that took place earlier this month in Pakistan targeting Ismaili Muslims. The two leaders discussed the threat posed by violent extremists and their persecution and murder of religious and ethnic minorities.
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.
President Frank and leaders of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada,
Ladies & Gentlemen
Monsieur le Président, je voudrais vous remercier pour l’honneur que votre institut me fait aujourd’hui. Je remercie Monsieur Baird de m’avoir nommé pour recevoir ce prix si prestigieux et de ces paroles élogieuses.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Ceremony Conferring the Honorary Doctorate at the University of Ottawa 2012-01-13Posted January 2nd, 2015 by librarian-ld
Permettez-moi d'exprimer avant toute chose ma profonde reconnaissance pour l'insigne honneur que vous me faites.
Aga Khan Foundation to build at former war museum site
DANI-ELLE DUBE, Ottawa Sun
First posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 01:44 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 04:40 PM EST
Aga Khan Foundation
The international Aga Khan Foundation plans to build a diversity research centre at the former site of the Canadian War Museum.
The building that once housed the Canadian war museum will be turned into a new international diversity research and educational centre.
Mr Prime Minister,
Honourable Members of the Senate and House of Commons,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
Honourable Members of the Diplomatic Community,
Ladies and Gentlemen:
This week, the Aga Khan will be in Ottawa to address a joint session of Parliament, a signal honour reserved for a handful of extraordinary people who have a special relationship with Canada.
It is not hard to understand why this country is special to the Aga Khan, who for more than 50 years has been the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims. Shocked in 1972 when Uganda suddenly expelled anyone of Asian descent, including thousands of Ismailis, he turned to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in his search for a haven.
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Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Global Centre for Pluralism while introducing Kofi Annan 2013-05-24Posted October 14th, 2013 by librarian-hd
Your Excellency the Governor General
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I am delighted to welcome all of you to the Global Centre’s second annual Pluralism Lecture. And I am especially honored to introduce today’s lecturer – Kofi Annan – the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Nobel Laureate, and global peacemaker.
The inaugural Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism brings together a group of eminent individuals representing diverse backgrounds and experiences.