President Manji waves at the residents of Don Mills as he carries the Olympic Torch along York Mills Road in Toronto.
President Manji waves at the residents of Don Mills as he carries the Olympic Torch along York Mills Road in Toronto.
Ismaili community celebrates the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay in Don Mills
18 December 2009

Thursday afternoon, President Mohamed Manji of the Ismaili Council for Canada carried the Olympic torch through the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto. Earlier in the day, community members gathered for a pre-torch event hosted by the Ismaili community in partnership with the Flemingdon Food Bank.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies launches a completely redesigned website
The Institute of Ismaili Studies launches a completely redesigned website
11 December 2009

The Institute of Ismaili Studies has launched a redesigned website featuring a fresh new look and additional functionality.

Huge crowds packed Trafalgar Square for Eid celebrations in London.
Huge crowds packed Trafalgar Square for Eid celebrations in London.
Ismaili Community Ensemble celebrates Eid in the Square
Ismaili Community Ensemble celebrates Eid in the Square
18 November 2009

In celebration of Eid ul-Fitr, the Mayor of London organised a live entertainment programme in Trafalgar Square this year. The Ismaili Community Ensemble was invited to take part in the event, which attracted thousands, and marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby (L to R): His Excellency George Abola, High Commissioner for Uganda in Ottawa; Samira Alibhai, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia; His Excellency Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Vice President of Ugand
Gathered at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby (L to R): His Excellency George Abola, High Commissioner for Uganda in Ottawa; Samira Alibhai, President of the Ismaili Council for British Columbia; His Excellency Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Vice President of Ugand
Ugandan Vice President speaks at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
Ugandan Vice President speaks at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby
15 November 2009

On 25 October 2009, His Excellency Professor Gilbert Bukenya, Vice President of Uganda visited the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby. Accompanied by His Excellency George Abola, High Commissioner of Uganda in Ottawa, he sought to reach out to the Canadian Ismaili community with an invitation to invest in the future of Uganda.

Gulam Juma, Coordinator of the FOCUS International Coordinating Committee and Mina Mawani, CEO of the Ismaili Council for Canada accepted a letter from the Government of Canada, recognising and honouring their respective organisations for their work in re
Gulam Juma, Coordinator of the FOCUS International Coordinating Committee and Mina Mawani, CEO of the Ismaili Council for Canada accepted a letter from the Government of Canada, recognising and honouring their respective organisations for their work in re
Canadian Government honours FOCUS and the Ismaili Council for Canada
Canadian Government honours FOCUS and the Ismaili Council for Canada
3 November 2009

At a recent ceremony in Toronto, Focus Humanitarian Assistance and the Ismaili Council for Canada were honoured for their work on refugee settlement. The occasion marked the 30th anniversary of the Private Sponsorship Program run by the Canadian Government, which has facilitated the admission to Canada of refugees originating from countries such as Afghanistan and Kosovo, allowing them to build new lives for themselves.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Governor Schwarzenegger engaged in conversation during the luncheon at Stanford Mansion.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Governor Schwarzenegger engaged in conversation during the luncheon at Stanford Mansion.
Mawlana Hazar Imam signs landmark agreements with California and Texas
Mawlana Hazar Imam signs landmark agreements with California and Texas
3 November 2009

Following his visit to Texas, Mawlana Hazar Imam traveled to Sacramento where he and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a landmark Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the State of California.

Governor Perry and Mawlana Hazar Imam exchange friendly remarks before signing the Agreement of Cooperation.
Governor Perry and Mawlana Hazar Imam exchange friendly remarks before signing the Agreement of Cooperation.
Mawlana Hazar Imam signs agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and the State of Texas
Mawlana Hazar Imam signs agreement between the Ismaili Imamat and the State of Texas
31 October 2009

Austin, Texas, 30 October 2009 – At the invitation of Texas State Governor Rick Perry, Mawlana Hazar Imam traveled to Austin to sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the State of Texas and the Ismaili Imamat. During the visit, Hazar Imam and Governor Perry also held talks at the State Capitol on a range of issues of mutual interest.

The Ismaili Student Network ‘Get Fresh’ event brought together students from universities throughout the UK.
The Ismaili Student Network ‘Get Fresh’ event brought together students from universities throughout the UK.
Ismaili Student Network introduces young Ismailis to university life
Ismaili Student Network introduces young Ismailis to university life
30 October 2009

Abeed Mohamed is one of a number of young Ismailis who left home for the first time this autumn, to begin life as a university student. The Ismaili Student Network helped him and other UK students to prepare for this important transition.

Take steps to prevent the spread of H1N1 and the seasonal flu, urge FOCUS and the Aga Khan Health Boards
Take steps to prevent the spread of H1N1 and the seasonal flu, urge FOCUS and the Aga Khan Health Boards
23 October 2009

The 2009 flu pandemic is a global outbreak of a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1, which is associated with severe symptoms and may contribute to an increasingly difficult and worrying flu season. FOCUS and the Aga Khan Health Boards for Canada the UK and the USA, recommend three steps that can help prevent the spread of influenza.

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada.
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada.
Live Webcast: Former Canadian Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to speak at the Ismaili Centre, London
Live Webcast: Former Canadian Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to speak at the Ismaili Centre, London
19 October 2009

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On 21 October 2009, The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, the 26th Governor General of Canada will present a lecture at the Ismaili Centre, London. Her talk will focus on how Canada’s experience of evolving into a welcoming, pluralistic, post-modern society in the 21st Century can inform the creation of a new global citizenry.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Rahmon share a joyful moment, following the unveiling of the plaque marking the inauguration of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Rahmon share a joyful moment, following the unveiling of the plaque marking the inauguration of the Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe.
First Ismaili Centre in Central Asia Opens
First Ismaili Centre in Central Asia Opens
16 October 2009

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 12 October 2009 – His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and His Excellency President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, jointly inaugurated the first Ismaili Centre in Central Asia – a region that has been home to Ismaili Muslims for more than a thousand years.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives at Khorog Park together with the First Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan and the Governor of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. They are accompanied by the General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the AKDN Reside
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives at Khorog Park together with the First Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan and the Governor of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. They are accompanied by the General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the AKDN Reside
Mawlana Hazar Imam opens “a park for all seasons” in the Khorog city centre
Mawlana Hazar Imam opens “a park for all seasons” in the Khorog city centre
10 October 2009

Khorog, Tajikistan - A newly revitalised Khorog City Park was inaugurated on 10 October 2009 by First Deputy Prime Minister Asadullo Gulomov of the Republic of Tajikistan, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam. The Park is a significant new green space that will serve the residents of the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region in Tajikistan.

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