Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa earlier this evening, commencing a visit to Canada that will include attending the Global Pluralism Award ceremony as well as meeting with the Jamat of Eastern Canada.

AKDN Resident Representative for Canada Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, President of the Ismaili Council for Canada Malik Talib and Vice-President Karima Karmali greeted Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival.

Tomorrow, Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the Global Pluralism Award ceremony at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. The Award, an initiative of the Global Centre for Pluralism, recognises a number of individuals and organisations that work to build inclusive societies around the world. The ceremony will be webcast live starting at 6 p.m. EST on