Visit Us - AKFC is headquartered at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat on Sussex Drive in Ottawa. We open our doors for tours and events on a regular basis.
Get Involved - Do your part to end global poverty -- there are lots of ways you can support AKFC's work in Canada and overseas.
Our Work - For more than 30 years, AKFC has worked with Canada and Canadians to sustainably improve the quality of life of poor, marginalized communities in Asia and Africa.
September 13, 2016 – Our journey continues
Together: An exhibition on global development has welcomed over 20,000 visitors since it launched in April this year, traveling across British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This fall, the exhibition travels to Manitoba and Ontario, exploring how Canadians are working together to alleviate global poverty.
Classes are officially underway at the University of Central Asia’s first undergraduate program in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. The inaugural cohort of 71 students is hitting the books – with a unique curriculum that has a Canadian connection.
The person with the most retweets and favourites will be featured as an agent of change in our next newsletter.
July 13, 2016 - Connecting Canadian Communities for 32 Years
In 1985, a group of women in Vancouver came together to raise funds to support the work of AKFC. All had come from Africa or Asia and wanted to give back to the communities they left behind. They persuaded 1,000 other Canadians to join them in a walk to fight global poverty and raised $55,000.
It’s not too late to join our Walk community in the fight against global poverty.
June 8, 2016 - Strength in numbers: the AKDN’s global impact
Rooted in the developing world, the AKDN’s unique structure brings together a diverse range of expertise committed to improving the quality of life. By combining the efforts of the AKDN’s multiple agencies – from commercial enterprises to social services to cultural and environmental agencies – we equip communities with the tools and knowledge they need to drive change that makes a lasting impact.
But what does all that really mean? Watch this video to discover how the AKDN is working to improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people across the globe.