May 9
Minding the Gap: A conversation on Access to Mental Health Care
4 April 2019

The Ismaili Centre Mental Health Series - Minding the Gap: Conversations on Mental Health from Stigma to Treatment Innovation is dedicated to sharing ideas and discussions about mental health in our society in collaboration with leading professionals, academics, and experts in the field. Join us for the second event in this three-part series for a conversation on Access to Mental Health Care. Approximately 1 in 4 people in Ontario who need mental health care struggle to access it. Let’s explore what access to mental health care looks like, how to access it, and the innovative resources that are being developed to facilitate this process. Although this is a complimentary event, registration is required.

May 4
Who Are We, Where Are We Headed? Life and Death: The Ethics of Identity
18 April 2019

Six onstage conversations at the nexus of citizenship, identity & religion. Hosted by the Ismaili Centres in Vancouver & Toronto, and co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University, the conversations will be conducted by Dr. Amyn Sajoo, Scholar-in-Residence, SFU Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies & Cultures. 

Apr 27
Canada's Vision for the Heath/Biosciences Sector
18 April 2019

Did you know that Canada will double the size of its health and bioscience sector by 2025? The growth of the sector will lead to the advancement of innovative technologies, improved health conditions, and an expansion of the related job market. With the sector doubling in size, not only will we see improvements in the field of health and technology, we will see an expansion in the related job market. If you are a health and bioscience student, professional, or enthusiast curious about prospects then this is the presentation for you.

Apr 25
The Moon: A Voyage Through Time is Landing in Vancouver!
23 April 2019

The Aga Khan Museum, in partnership with the Ismaili Council for British Columbia, is pleased to be bringing a piece of The Moon: A Voyage Through Time to Vancouver! Join Sr. Exhibitions Manager Sarah Beam-Borg as she takes listeners on a behind-the-scenes exploration of the timeless themes and eternal beauty of the centerpiece of the exhibition, a source of wonder and inspiration for poets, artists, and scientists throughout the ages.

Apr 14
Yawm-e Ali 2019 Lecture - The Soul of Islam
4 April 2019

Award-winning author Lesley Hazleton will be our keynote speaker as we commemorate Yawm-e Ali 2019. Hazleton will explore what happens when religion loses the sense of soul – when the letter of the law substitutes the life of the spirit. Her lecture will canvas all faith traditions, advocating for what she sees as the real religious sense – one open to the world instead of closed against it.  Although this is a complimentary event, registration is required.


Mar 13
Bahar: A Nowruz Celebration with the Blue Dot Ensemble
6 February 2019

The Ismaili Centre, Toronto is delighted to announce the return of Bahar: A Nowruz celebration with Blue Dot Ensemble for a second year to celebrate Nowruz and the coming of Spring. The evening will consist of music and dance featuring classic and folklore songs from Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Gilani and Azerbaijani traditions. 

Mar 10
Education Board Excellence Expo
17 April 2019

The first steps of potential future astronauts were on display at the Education Board for BC hosted an Excellence Expo at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. Students who participated in the First Lego League robotics program and the iCompute coding program for kids., showed off their final projects to family and friends alike.

Mar 9
The 2019 International Women's Day
6 February 2019

The 2019 International Women's Day event will honour His Highness the Aga Khan’s guidance in the public sphere as well as to the community, in the area of “Civil Society Leadership.” The aim is to illustrate how Canadian Ismaili women have made waves by initiating and building upon activities that reflect the social conscience of Islam.

Feb 24
24 February 2019

Syrian refugee children and Bait-ul-Ilm students joined together to create friendships, connections and memories through art at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby.

Feb 23
National Technology Series: Artificial Intelligence and the Impact on Digital Health and Medical Technologies
17 April 2019

The National Technology Series (NTS) continued its cross-country tour in Vancouver which included a speaker panel and networking event on February 23, 2019. The afternoon included a thought-provoking discussion around artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on Digital Health and Medical Technologies.

Feb 13
17 April 2019

The Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table (BIPT) along with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) co-hosted an insightful and educational conference titled "Self-Employment Road Map: Exploring Entrepreneurship for Newcomers".

Feb 10
Child & Youth Mental Health Symposium
5 February 2019

Approximately 1.2 million Canadian children and youth experience a mental illness, yet less than 1 in 5 receive appropriate treatment. Join us on February 10, 2019 at the Ismaili Centre, Toronto for a half-day symposium on child and youth mental health and how it can be addressed.