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Prince Rahim and British Columbia Premier John Horgan sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia on 29 September 2022.

Prince Rahim and Princess Zahra represented Mawlana Hazar Imam at a special ceremony and luncheon today in Vancouver to sign an Agreement of Cooperation between the Ismaili Imamat and the Province of British Columbia.

Let's join Mursal Bahri for the third instalment of Celebrating 50, a special behind-the-scenes look at the commemorative events taking place across Canada this week. Episode three includes highlights from a luncheon in honour of Princess Zahra, hosted by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in the presence of Alberta Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani. Also included are highlights from the inauguration of the Diwan Pavilion at the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton, held later the same day.

Mursal Bahri hosts the second instalment of Celebrating 50, a special behind-the-scenes look at this week's commemorative events taking place across Canada. Episode two includes highlights from the groundbreaking ceremony of Generations Toronto, a multi-generational housing development close to the Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Distinguished guests included Prince Amyn, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Toronto’s Mayor John Tory, and local and national leaders of the Jamat.

Princess Zahra is welcomed to Government House in Edmonton by Alberta's Premier Jason Kenney and Lieutenant Governor Salma Lakhani.

The celebrations of 50 years of the Ismaili community’s significant presence in Canada continued today in the city of Edmonton, with a luncheon at Government House attended by Princess Zahra and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Salma Lakhani, followed by the formal opening of the Diwan Pavilion at the Aga Khan Garden.

Toronto Mayor John Tory, Prince Amyn, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveil the ceremonial plaque for Generations Toronto at the Ismaili Centre Toronto on 27 September 2022.

Prince Amyn attended the groundbreaking ceremony today for Generations Toronto, a multi-generational housing development close to the Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Distinguished guests included Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Toronto’s Mayor John Tory and local and national leaders of the Jamat.

Join host Mursal Bahri for the first instalment of Celebrating 50, a special behind-the-scenes look at this week's commemorative events taking place across Canada. Day one includes highlights from the Municipal Honours ceremony held in Toronto.

The Key to the City of Toronto was awarded to Mawlana Hazar Imam at a special ceremony hosted today at the Ismaili Centre in Toronto, during which a segment of Wynford Drive was ceremonially named Aga Khan Boulevard.

Prince Amyn accepted the honours on behalf of Hazar Imam and thanked Mayor John Tory and the City of Toronto for the special gesture.

The ABC programme provides much-needed skills enhancement in a socially fragile environment.

When done right, skills development can improve productivity and reduce unemployment, thereby helping to enhance quality of life. In Afghanistan, volunteers from Canada and elsewhere are helping the Jamat to acquire the right skills to thrive in a changing environment.

Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan in Marvel Studios' MS. MARVEL, exclusively on Disney+.

You’ve heard it a hundred times: be careful what you forward on WhatsApp. But at the same time, be careful what you dismiss on WhatsApp — a lesson Iman Vellani learned after receiving a message that changed her life.

Good knowledge of English is important to prepare children and adults to be better placed for financial security and the best opportunities.

Access to English language learning opportunities in Afghanistan has long been uneven and limited, especially in the most remote areas. Yet, proficiency in English is essentially important to compete for the highest quality education and the best employment opportunities. A new language programme, developed in Canada, is helping to increase high-quality access at an exponential rate.

The Global Pluralism Award winners exemplify how to live peacefully and productively, while engaging with diversity.

The Global Pluralism Award ceremony was streamed to a worldwide audience on 23 February 2022, highlighting the organisations and individuals who demonstrate pluralism in action everyday.

The Global Pluralism Award winners will be selected from among 10 finalists, selected by the renowned international jury.

Join us for the Global Pluralism Award Ceremony on Wednesday, 23 February, where prizes will be presented to this year’s recipients. The ceremony will begin at 12 PM (EST) and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.

The IgniteDigital interactive conference was delivered via an immersive platform that allowed speakers and participants to connect in real-time like never before.

Building on the success of previous Ignite conferences, last year’s IgniteDigital conference assembled world-class speakers to present on current topics of interest in connection with business and the economy. Sessions from the conference are now available to stream on The Ismail TV On Demand.

An Alliances Canada conference motivated the Akbari brothers to begin laying plans for Coco Frutti, a chain of breakfast restaurants in Quebec and Ontario.

In 2006, brothers Noor and Habib Akbari moved from Afghanistan to Canada with their families. They had just CA $500 to their names, they recall. Today, they run a breakfast chain of 22 restaurants in Quebec and Ontario, with four more under construction.

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is firmly committed to its core mandate of undertaking a range of innovative programmes and projects to improve the quality of life of communities in many parts of the world.

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The currently ongoing events in Afghanistan are causing concern for the Jamat around the world, and the purpose of this advisory is to share updated information in this regard.

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Continuing our Salgirah Songs series, The Ismaili is pleased to present We are the World, a remix of a popular track from the 1980s, performed by artists in Canada. The song’s lyrics express gratitude and love for Mawlana Hazar Imam on the occasion of his 84th birthday.

The Salgirah Song series continues with Happy Birthday Shah Karim, a heartfelt ode to the Imam-of-the-Time performed in Urdu by Naila Karmali in Calgary, Canada.

The Ismaili is pleased to present Chehra Tera with music by Alykhan Surani, performed by Zaheed Damani and Anar Hussainaly, and filmed at the Aga Khan Garden in Alberta. The song’s lyrics explore the notions of longing and search, and illustrate how the signs we seek are often closer than we may realise.

This year, the Lapis Benefit will be a free-to-attend online celebration aiming to reconnect and reinvigorate communities through the arts.

The Aga Khan Museum’s annual fundraising gala will take place online this year, aiming to extend friendship across divides and reach a diverse, global audience. Showcasing performances and on-screen conversations with a wide array of luminaries from the worlds of art, film, literature, music and science, the event will also include a special address from Prince Amyn.